Did you know that it takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain "I'm full" If you are struggling to lose weight simply slowing down at meal time can help.
Here's an example: You decided to grill steaks for dinner. Your menu is steak, a baked potato and some nice fresh asparagus you found at the produce stand. Sounds like a great meal. So you plan everything out and have all the food ready at the same time. Time to eat! 15 minutes later you are all done eating, but maybe not quite full yet. Desert, OK, You have room. By the time you are done, the stomach is just begining to tell your brain to stop. Too late! You over ate . Now, let's have the same meal but, at your favorite steak house. You place your order, they bring you a nice salad. You eat while conversing with your dinner partner. 15 minutes or so have passed and your meal arrives. You start to eat and before you can really get started, you realize you are not going to finish and will need a to-go box. You stomach had time to say STOP. You leave thinking, mmm great meal, more than I could eat. I'll be back.
This is planned in part by the restaurant owner. Sure, they don't want you to sit and wait with nothing to do but, they know that in order to get you to return, you need good food at a good value. They know that if your stomach has time to tell your brain "hey I'm full" you will have more than enough food! So, although this may their way of making you feel that you got a great value, It is also why you should simply slow down while eating! Try bringing your meal to the table in "courses" I'll bet you will find that you eat less while still feeling satisfied.View Thread