A Great Tip to Help You Stop Overeating and Lose Weight
We like to find a way to stop bad eating habits. That's everyone's desire, and yet it is one of the hardest things to achieve. Are there any scientific methods that can solve this problem? Yes, there is, and modern science found it in our land!
You can read our article “Chewing is a Great Way to Motivate Your Brain” , too. It may help you control your habit of overeating. Before meal, chewing (even a chewing gum) can reduce your meal intake greatly.
First of all, the most important thing that you should know about is what triggers your increased appetite.
Whether it's the smell of great food, catchy advertisements of restaurants or food magazines, there's a lot of ways to call your attention and will make you craving for more.
You definitely have difficulties to refrain from overeating, especially when you see great tempting foods on the table like photo below.
How can you control yourself to not eat all of this entirely?
The presence of sweet foods can increase your appetite. Stress, lack of sleep, alcohol, fancy food leaflets, the tasty and colourful photos of fast food advertisements—all of these lead to increased appetite, which will make you eat more.
Finally, a scientist found that a neurotransmitter called histamine found in the brain controls the volume of appetite. Histamine created within the brain is a special product produced by means of chewing with your teeth and gums.
Do you remember your grandparents or your parents telling you to chew your foods properly and slowly for more than 30 times? Did you know that this has been practiced since the time of our ancestors? Although, as kids we had hard time to follow their advices, we just take it for granted without realising its value.
Today, we know that chewing foods 30 times increases histamine in the brain and controls overeating, which is a very good thing.
Make it a habit to chew each mouthful of food at least 30 times. Not only will it help aid your digestion, but will also help you lose weight and prevent you from eating too much, thus leading to a better health and well-being.
Did you know that:
- Overeating can make your sense of hearing less sharp.
- During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!