In a new study from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, research showed that women who ate faster were much more likely to be obese than those who ate slower. Let me just say, I tend to stuff my face when I eat so maybe it is time to slow down.
The study took place in New Zealand, where they studied 1,600 women between the ages of 40 and 50. The women participated in a five-step eating speed scale where it was shown that the participants body mass index rose 2.8% or 4.3 pounds per speed or “step” increase.
I come from a family that loves to eat, and we tend to eat fast! I didn’t notice how fast I ate until I was around other people who eat slower, or at a normal speed. I wouldn’t say I’ve gained weight from my eating speed, but maybe if I ate slower it would help me to notice just how much I am actually eating.
What do you think of t his study? Do you eat fast or slow?