The trick is to have a meal away from TV, PC, and people -- just don't talk and don't listen. Focus your attention on the food. When you take a bite, think of it as something special entering your mouth, as something that will become part of your body, part of you, respect it because it's a source of...
Best answer: The trick is to have a meal away from TV, PC, and people -- just don't talk and don't listen. Focus your attention on the food. When you take a bite, think of it as something special entering your mouth, as something that will become part of your body, part of you, respect it because it's a source of your existence.
Slow down the process of consuming one meal -- try to do it over 20-min period, chew each bite 40-50 times, taking in the taste of the food and enjoying it. The catch here is that the digestion process starts in your mouth and some nutrients are absorbed and get into the blood stream directly, which will give the signal to your brain that you are satiated much earlier than if you swallow big chunks without chewing them up.
After about 20 min, the carbohydrates while being broken down and converted into sugars (glucose, fructose) will be getting into the bloodstream, which will induce your brain to give you the feeling of satiety. Try to consume whole-food carbs as they will be fed into your bloodstream for longer.
The digestion of meet, dairy products, and eggs happens in a similar pattern. Protein (as well as carbohydrates) stimulate the small intestines to produce the hormone cholecystokinin that stimulates digestion and decreases hunger (cholecystokinin and other satiety signals decrease the activity of the hormone ghrelin that stimulates hunger).
Contrary to what many people say (eat in small portions, have snacks in between) I would recommend to give your digestive system 3-4 hours to finish its job of digesting the last meal before starting over again. You don't want to start the process again before the previous cycle hasn't been finished. Instead drink water between the meals.
Make sure your food is really rich in nutrients and is not just full of 'empty' calories. It could be that your body demands proper nutrition, but you give it 'junk' food, so it still demands more.
While I understand that your stomach may have increased in size, you should still try to consume no more than the volume of two of your fists (or even better not more than 75% of that).
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