Eating on a daily basis has a fundamental reason of giving the body the right amount of nutrition. The meals too need to be taken on time for getting maximum dietary benefits. However, there is something which is time and again overlooked by many of us; this has something to do with the tempo or the speed at which we are eating. That is right! Some people eat their food at slow and relaxed while many people eat in haste and end up gulping the food instead of chewing them properly. Here is what eating too fast can do to you:
- Overeating- In your quest to eat fast so you can head out somewhere on time, you end up eating more than what is required for your body. The meal portions tend to get bigger than usual as your mind fails to record how much of the food is necessary and how much is not. This delays the brain's process to realize that the body is full.
- Obesity- It is almost in correlation with the point discussed above. Overeating is slowly but surely leads to obesity, and the reason could not account for something genetic. Rather, it'd be a result of unruly eating instincts. Hence, you need to slow down a little to see the difference in your eating pattern and even of the weight status in the longer period of time.
- Poor digestion- Eating food is totally dependent on the process of chewing. The tendency of eating food too fast hinders the process and this result in poor digestive pattern which causes indigestion.
- Insulin- This is another boomerang effect which is caused due to eating too fast. When you eat too quickly, it can lead to a sudden spike in blood sugar, which can lead to insulin resistance. Such resistance can shoot up the blood sugar levels, commonly called diabetes.
All said and done, the tendency to eat too fast can be countered without any hard and fast rule. What one simply has to do is avoid skipping meals. The reason being an empty stomach with the urge to eat consumes a lot of food due to overeating. One must also avoid eating food whilst watching TV or browsing phone as you may lose track on how much you ate.