For years and years all you could hear my mum saying to me at the dining table was 'for goodness sake, eat slower'. I am the quickest eater imaginable and I really am trying hard to make my meals last longer. It is said it takes 20 minutes for the brain to register that the body has received some food and the longer you take eating this food, the more full up you will then feel. I'm trying to chew every mouthful about 32 times (I don't know why my mum hit on this magic figure but that's what I remember her saying), but then my meal becomes cold and I hate cold food. At least the re-heating the plate in the microwave uses up some of the 20 minutes.
Talking of gobbling, I found out this week that Weight Watchers consider turkey to be less fattening than chicken. Who knew?
Are you a slow eater or a gobbler - like I used to be