(HealthDay News) -- Eating slowly can help you make healthier choices, limit portions and even lose weight.
The Harvard Medical School suggests:
- When you sit, set a timer for 20 minutes and use the full time to eat. Take small bites, and chew food thoroughly.
- Hold the fork in your non-dominant hand. For example, if you're right-handed, eat with your left hand.
- For five minutes, eat silently while contemplating every step involved in growing and harvesting the food you're eating.
- Before eating, ask yourself if you are truly hungry. If you aren't, do something other than eat.