We have discussed sleeping (If you missed it, read it here!), moving (That one is here!) and breathing (Here is that one!).
Today I'll share the fourth thing you can do more of that may assist with weight loss, but is not about any specific food selection. That is to....
#4: CHEW MORE
Chewing More = Digesting Better
As a bit of background, digestion begins as soon as you see and smell your food. The aroma and anticipation of eating gets your digestive wheels in motion, and saliva begins to flow in the mouth. This provides the liquid necessary to prepare each bite for our body to use. (If you read post #3 in this series, Breathe More, you know that taking 3-10 deep breaths at this point before eating slows everything down, and creates the ideal environment for optimal digestion.)
How Much Is Enough?
To best prepare your food for the digestive process, it should be chewed thoroughly. Here are some ways to tell that you've done a good job:
What Happens When You Don't Chew Your Food Well Enough?
Let's look at how chewing more at every meal benefits weight loss and well-being:
A satiated, happy body is one that feels both nourished and satisfied from the food you feed it. So chew thoroughly to give your body the nutrition it needs, and to help maximize the body's digestive power so that you are truly fueling your life.
In Good Health,