Feel full – faster and longer.
Satiation -ah! what a feeling and yet -so seemingly hard to come by.
The quote ‘the hurrier I go the behinder I get’ from Lewis Carroll applies equally well for wolfing down food and not feeling much fuller after a full plate of food.
Most likely, you have already noticed a change in how you feel. By slowing down and chewing you’re allowing your body to properly prepare for a meal and this again is a chemical connection that involves neurotransmitters firing off and secretions of all sorts to occurs.
Ghrelin is one such secretion -that little gremlin feeling of hunger and who to leap in and save the day? Leptin!
These two hormones dance together when food is fully chewed. It becomes a battle when meals are hastily gulped down. Each one only wants to do their job and by your chewing food, it allows these two superheroes of hunger and satiation to work together to help you.
So the paradox of hurrying and getting more behind makes sense when the inverse of applying the action of chewing slowly allows you to feel full faster.