Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Back to Basics #1
One of the big things we did when we first started losing weight was to chew our food thoroughly. Sounds pretty simple eh? In this rushed, go go go pace of life, we tend to be a nation of 3-5 chews per bite and swallow. We make our systems work twice as hard to break things down when we're swallowing chunks of unchewed food.
I've started making sure to consciously chew each bite about 15 times not only to help my system out but to, you know, actually savor what I'm eating? I know it seems like a small thing but I think most people underestimate how many chews they actually take before swallowing their food. Give it a try.
What one basic weight loss component have you slacked on?
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