We eat too quickly:
STOP THE “TO GO”
Would you, a healthy person, wear diapers because you wanted to save time spent in the bathroom? But you’d walk down the street with a coffee cup or a sandwich in your hand in order to save time. You must be under a lot of pressure when you can’t take time for the most delicious thing in the world: eating. Who’s driving you?
A bite of bread, meat, fish, or vegetables should be chewed approximately 30 times before being swallowed. This allows the digestive enzymes in saliva to function efficiently.
If you chew enough, you’ll notice earlier when you’re actually full, and will eat less; your body will signal you to stop at the right time. Whoever eats slowly will automatically lose weight.
Inhaling your food on the run has the well-known “fast-food effect”: lost enjoyment, rumbling stomach, difficult digestion, restless sleep, weight gain, and decreased work performance.
But floppy burgers aren’t the only thing responsible for this—eating fast is also a problem. Take time for yourself.
Don’t let yourself get stressed; take “meal” time for yourself, even every day. The word “mealtime” means just that: that one should take time to chew, or “meal,” one’s food. Just as in the old saying, “well-chewed is half-digested.” It’s true!
When you eat quickly, you quickly eat too much. The results of this are an overburdened stomach, an exhausted colon, and being overweight.
A meal should last at least 30 minutes, (small) bite by bite. Each mouthful should be chewed at least 30 times.
Over a hundred years ago, the Austrian physician Franz Xaver Mayr rediscovered thorough chewing and found a therapeutic application for it. Mayr put learning to chew correctly at the center of his eponymous (Mayr) treatment, along with colon cleansing and a specialized medical regeneration of the gut. Mayr’s therapies are still used to heal chronic illnesses and return happiness, vitality, and joy to patients.
Chew “Happy Birthday”
Try it out: this adds up to about 60 chews, and for the stomach and colon, a very well pre-digested piece of meat.
Put your silverware down
Don’t put more food on the spoon or fork right away; rest for a minute, and chew—once, twice, three times.