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20 minutes can be too long

Thursday, January 05, 2017

We all know that it takes 20 minutes from the time you eat before you stop feeling hungry and are satisfied. Most of us eat way too fast maybe because of the short time you are given in school to get and eat lunch. So I eat my supper and there is still food in the kitchen calling to me to get seconds and maybe even thirds. It is so hard to resist. I look at the clock and think if I can just wait 20 minutes, I should be full or at least full enough not to gobble down all the leftovers. I drink water and think about maybe chewing a piece of gum. It seems like a long time to wait. This eating healthy by not over eating could be a lot easier if the body didn't take so long to signal the brain that we already ate. When I checked the clock again it had been 20 minutes and I was no longer feeling like I needed seconds. The leftovers were safe and I could put them up for another meal. I had won this time but I don't always win the fight and all because 20 minutes can be too long.
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    I have to agree with you on the it can be too long. I'm so used to eating on the run, and not thinking about it that I get up for seconds not knowing how long I waited...then feel gross full later. It's a never ending cycle. I need to put a timer on my watch or something so that I know to eat slower.
    1315 days ago
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    That's another reason to eat a salad or veggie soup before dinner. It takes a while to eat and by the time you finish dinner you'll feel fuller
    1315 days ago
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