Friday, April 23, 2010
When you think of eating a meal, are you like a sprinter at the beginning of a race and can’t wait to reach the finish line? If so, you may want to rethink your strategy. Reason: those of us who eat ‘fast’ tend to inhale 100 extra calories per meal. All this speed eating adds up and equates to 2,100 extra calories per week! In addition if we eat too fast we don’t properly ingest all the food nutrients. Fast eaters also tend to be the beneficiaries of heartburn, ugh! The key to overcoming speed eating is to be more mindful by taking more time to enjoy your food. If you need a tool to help you get started, try the new iPhone app called Food Workout foodworkout. The app will walk you through steps to slow down and enjoy food. It’s also a great tool to use with friends and family. Isn’t it time you put down the fork and did a food workout?