25 Oct 2008

Link between weight and speed of eating

Eating too quickly increases your risk of being overweight. And if you eat until you feel 'full' you can be three times as likely to be overweight.

Don't believe me? Take a look at this BBC article.

Compared with those who did not eat quickly, fast-eating men were 84% more likely to be overweight, and women were just over twice as likely.

Those, who, in addition to wolfing down their meals, tended to eat until they felt full, were more than three times more likely to be overweight.

I guess I ought to complain about the British system of giving 30 minutes for lunch.