Is chewing your food important for weight loss?

Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD
Addiction Medicine

When you think of your eyes, you think 20/20.  When you think of your stomach, think 30/30.  That means chew 30 times which will help your stomach get the 30 minutes it needs to register fullness.  The opposite of chewing a lot is barely chewing at all and eating very quickly - and this is one of the warning signs for binge eating disorder - which is the most common eating disorder and affects just about as many men as women.  Obviously, binging is not healthy and it's definitely not good if you're trying to lose weight.

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