Those who tended to eat until they felt full were more than three times more likely to be overweight.
In Maharishi Ayurveda, it is recommended we eat to ¾ capacity to allow proper digestion of our food. Eating slower also allows us to properly ‘taste’ our food (a critical component of digestion and assimilation) and gives our satiety receptors time to inform us when we’ve had enough to eat.
So it’s good to hear of modern science backing up ancient wisdom. Now we just have to do it. Slow down. Take your time. Put your knife and fork down between bites. Taste, savour and enjoy. And keep your waistline trim.