When you’re eating, your stomach takes its sweet time to get in touch with your brain. So even when your stomach has had plenty to eat, your brain may not realize it for as long as 20 minutes. The result? You could keep on eating like it’s your last meal, take in way more food than you need, and throw your weight loss goals off in the process.
But there’s a simple healthy eating solution for this: Eat more slowly. It should take you 20-30 minutes to finish a meal. The good news? You can easily increase the length of your meal (and whittle your waist in the process) by 5-10 minutes by fixing these everyday mistakes.