||Last Updated: Nov 19th, 2006 - 12:21:58
Want to lose some weight? Eat slowly
By Ben Wasserman
Many people may have tried different ways to lose or control their weight. Eating too much is the biggest problem for many people.
Rather than counting how much you eat, those who want to control intake of calories may eat their meals as slowly as they can, researchers suggested.
A study by nutritionists of the University of Rhode Island confirmed that one actually eats less when he eats slowly.
In the study, 30 young women with normal weight were invited to have lunch in a laboratory. Each lunch came with pasta, ketchup, and Italian cream plus a cup of water.
The participants were asked to keep eating until they felt full. For one lunch, they were asked to eat as quickly as they could. For another lunch, they were asked to eat as slowly as they could.
When they ate quickly, they ate an average of 646 kcal in 9 minutes. This is compared to 579 kcal when they ate slowly in 29 minutes.
This result is significant considering one can eat 67 kcal less for each meal. One may eat 200 kcal less in a day.
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