Another reason to eat slower...

Uncategorized Nov 10, 2016

Perhaps you've heard the idea that eating slower gives your stomach a chance to feel full and tells your brain to stop the intake...

...but did you know there may be another reason?

Have you ever heard the term retronasal olfaction? Basically this means while we're eating the aroma of the food travels from the back of the throat through the nasal passages.

Why is this important? Because it increases satiety. The longer we savor our food the more satisfied we feel, even with less food.

Remember the last time you had a cold and you couldn't smell anything? Eating just isn't as appealing. Smelling and tasting go hand in hand.

Could this be one of the reason why some cultures can eat decadent cuisine and remain svelt? Are they more practiced at the art of savoring?

Perhaps this is an invitation for each of us to practice the art of savoring, not only our food, but our relationships, our environment, our moments.

This is my Daily Fitness Habit invitation: Savor more - consume less.

Try it and let me know what you think?


P.S. I really do want to know what you think. I'm putting together new workouts and new Daily Fitness Habits everyday, but I want to know where you feel stuck.

I read all emails so feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the blog post, or reply to the email and tell me how I can serve you better.

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