Fast Meals May Make You Fat

Many people today feel so pressed for time that they eat so rapidly their brains don’t get the “I am full” message until they have eaten more than they should! A Greek study found when adult males were given a leisurely 30 minutes to eat one cup of ice cream containing 675 calories, they had higher levels of two gut peptides that signal satiety than when they ate the same amount of ice cream in 5 minutes. Lead author Alexander Kokkinos said, “The warning we were given as children that ‘wolfing down your food will make you fat’ may in fact have a physiological explanation.”

PositiveTip: Take time to savor and enjoy your meals: you will feel more full and be less likely to overeat!