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Chew Your Way to Weight Loss?

posted by sbrown

Well, here’s a new weight loss tip: chew your food.  Really.  According to a new study from Harbin Medical University in China, published in the July 2011 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who chew their food 40 times instead of the average 15 consumed 12% fewer calories.

You might assume they ate less because all that jaw exercise wore them out and they gave up the effort.  Actually, the study found that longer chewing produced lower levels of ghrelin.  We’ve heard of ghrelin before.That’s the hormone that tells your autopilot that you are still hungry — so keep eating. They also found the heavy duty chewers had more of the hormones that send the “Enough already!” message to the brain. Click here to read about hunger/satiety hormones.

How much difference can a 12% reduction in calories make?  Theoretically about 25 lbs. in a year.  Of course, if you have soup, ice cream, and other slurpable food, that will bring the numbers down some.

I’m sorry, folks, but if you have a serious weight problem, you will need to do something besides chew.  Eating a low glycemic diet and adding more steps to your daily exercise will make a much more reliable contribution to your weight loss goal.

But, it doesn’t hurt to chew your food!

Source:http://www.ajcn.org/content/early/2011/07/20/ajcn.111.015164.abstract

 

 

 



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sbrown

posted August 19, 2011 at 8:53 am


There is an exception to every rule. Guess your mother-in-law is my exception! Probably it was what she was chewing for so long that made the difference. If you are eating too much sugar and carbs and not moving enough to burn off the calories, chewing is not going to save you from being overweight. It’s still a good idea to chew your food.



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KJR

posted August 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm


I don’t believe it. My mother-in-law was very much overweight and was the last one finished because she chewed her food longer than we did. She believed it was healthier and easier to digest.
And she did not lose weight – just gained it!



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hazelmartin39

posted August 4, 2011 at 4:53 am


Oh yeah major brands always give out samples on their products, search online for “123 Samples” I just got mine. CC not required.



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