Simple Calorie Cutting Strategy

Simple Calorie Cutting Strategy If you're one of the millions of people who made a resolution to cut your caloric consumption and lose weight, a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers a simple strategy anyone can apply without specialized tools or training: Eat slower.

Researchers had 35 normal weight and 35 overweight adults eating the exact same meals on consecutive days. One day, they were told to take small bites and make an effort to chew more. On the next day, they took larger bites and were told to hurry through the meal. The slower approach reduced caloric consumption by an average of 88 calories for normal weight subjects and 58 calories for the overweight volunteers.

True Strength Moment: One factor involved in the success of slower eating was increased water consumption. During the 22 minute meal, water intake increased 27% to 33%. Another factor was extra time, which allowed the brain to signal the stomach that it's full. Give this technique a field test to see how it works for you.
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