What are the benefits of eating with chopsticks?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Ever tried to get a big bite of food to your mouth with chopsticks? It doesn’t matter how skilled you are with these Eastern eating utensils, you can’t do it. Using chopsticks forces you to slow down, eat deliberately, and take smaller mouthfuls of food, resting in between bites and giving your stomach time to tell your brain that it is getting full. Try eating with chopsticks for a week. If you find it too frustrating after that, you can return to a fork, but your week of chopstick practice will help you learn how to slow down and eat more deliberately. If you love it, stick with it!


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