Did you know it takes the stomach 20 minutes before it signals to the brain that you are full? On a college student’s schedule it can be hard to take your time eating. Being pressed for time in between class, your job or meetings may put sitting down for a meal low on your priority list. But eating slowly is important! Eating slowly can:
- Help You Eat Less
- Increase Meal Enjoyment
- Boost Meal Satisfaction
- Break Your Habit of Multitasking
- Prevent Mindless Eating
How Can You Practice Eating Slowly On Campus?
Try the Eat Slowly app! Eat Slowly is a free app for iOS devices that was designed for those who eat too quickly. Perfect for college students who tend to be in a rush! This tool will help you slow down when eating, help you enjoy the taste of your food and help you feel fuller longer.
How Does It Work?
First, choose the meal you want to eat slowly at.
Next, set a goal for how long you want it to take you to eat your meal.
Click the start button at the beginning of your meal to track how long it takes you to eat.
Check your meal history and track your progress.
Even if you only use Eat Slowly once a day, you will be on your way to healthier habits!