Eating Slower For Weight Loss

According to Diabetesforecast.org, Everydayhealth.com, and annual health surveys between 2008 and 2013 studying 59,717 middle-aged Japanese men and women with type 2 diabetes, slow eaters were 42 percent less likely to be obese than those who ate more quickly. Those who ate slower, and did not eat within two hours of their bedtime, were associated with a lower BMI and waist circumference than those who ate faster.

The study notes that previous research, “such as one study published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, suggests a fast eating speed is associated with impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is the hallmark of type 2 diabetes.”

The study researchers speculated that those individuals who ate faster most likely consumed more calories.

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