Brain vs. Stomach

After you eat a meal are you still hungry? If so, you are not alone. Many people do not initially feel satisfied with the completion of their meal. This feeling leads to many people overeating. There are many reasons for this feeling of not being satisfied.
As a society we tend to eat quickly and not chew our foods completely. Also, there is a chemical reaction that takes place in our brain to trigger fullness. This chemical reaction takes about 20-30 minutes after we have stopped eating to occur.
So today, I urge you to eat more mindfully, really chew your food and instead of reaching for an additional serving; sit, relax and wait for your food to have a chance to digest. If you are still hungry after 30 minutes, reach for a healthy bite. Veggies or fruit are great alternatives to chips or second helpings.

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