Wellness Tip for April 2013:
Did you know that eating slowly can help you to
maintain a healthy weight? Think about how often you eat a meal, only to
look down at your plate and realize that you finished it without
enjoying or tasting what you ate. Here are some tips to consider at meal
and snack time:
Sit at a table whenever possible.
Turn off the television, cell phones, and any other electronic devices. (Put away the newspaper or book you are reading, too.)
Consider creating a relaxing environment for
your meal: place some flowers on the table, light some candles, and play
some soft music in the background.
Set your fork down between bites during your
meal. Enjoy the taste, texture and aroma of your food. Chew slowly and
swallow before picking up your fork for the next bite.
If you are having a snack, always utilize
portion control by measuring out a serving. Place it in a bowl or on a
plate and put away the bag or box. Don’t eat directly from the
Most importantly, listen to your body’s cues and stop eating when you feel satisfied – before you feel full.