Eating slowly can assist your weight loss efforts because:
1. It gives your brain time to register that you’re satisfied or full, which will help you eat less.
2. It allows for mindfulness (truly savoring and enjoying your food) which can help prevent cravings after dinner, since you are psychologically and emotionally satisfied.
3. “Put your fork down between bites” is the typical advice given to help you slow down. And it’s good advice. It works.
But what if you went a step further…and put down the fork…and picked up a different fork instead? A smaller fork?
Smaller fork = smaller bite…which translates to eating even slower yet.
Small changes in your food environment can add up over time, resulting in sustainable weight loss.