Learning to Eat Slower and Stay Full Longer #nsnation

I have always eaten my food way too fast. It’s always uncomfortable, especially at a restaurant, when I have cleaned my plate and have to sit patiently while everyone else finishes their meal. I don’t know why I eat so fast? I always had enough to eat as a child, so it’s not some deep rooted psychological need. Regardless of the reason, now that I am on Nutrisystem and eating smaller portions, I have had to really try to eat slower. Otherwise five minutes after finishing my meal, I find myself only wanting more.

I’ve heard it for years, if you slow down and take time to eat your meals, your brain will have adequate time to register you’ve had enough. Sounds simple enough? Not! I have really struggled with this. However, I find that If I really focus enjoying every bite while eating I do slow down some.

Nutrisystem has provided me with the wonderful food that I need to be successful. Now it’s up to me to put forth the effort, get creative when necessary, and do my part.

Week 10 results: Holding steady at 198 pounds, for a total weight loss of 7 pounds. Hopefully next week, we’ll see that number drop again!

Does anyone else have the problem of eating to fast? Do you have any tips for me?

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Disclaimer: I have been selected to participate in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. For the next four months, Nutrisystem will provide me with their meals at no charge for my honest review. I am not compensated for my participation.

Comments

  1. Not a bad plan for the portion control

  2. Marthalynn says:

    I’m glad to hear NutriSystem is working for you! I know I have tendencies to eat too fast. When I make a conscious effort to slow down I notice that I actually enjoy the food more. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. This is SOOOO tricky! I’m glad to hear that you’re doing well!

  4. I have started talking more while eating so that I’m keeping my mouth busy in between bites.

  5. I learned a long time ago that eating slow helps curb overeating. Also drinking an entire glass of water about 30 minutes before a meal should help. Keep up the good work!! Holding steady is better than going up..which is what I’m doing despite my efforts to lose.

  6. LOL – I love the “slow Down” comment – I need to do that!

  7. I always hear this, I always think about it but I have ZERO self control… UGH…

  8. OMG getting my hubby to eat slow is NEVER going to happen. About 99% of the time he’s done eating and ready to go home before I am even half way done with mine. And then he is hungry again by the time we get home

  9. cindy caudle says:

    I try to not get distracted to set my fork down and actually chew my food

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