Post subject: Stop eating before you are full
Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:29 am
I saw briefly on the Oprah show yesterday Dr. Oz talking about secrets to longevity. One place they talked about were the people living in Okinawa, Japan. The people living there recited some words before every meal which reminded them to stop eating when they are 80 percent full.
Dr. Oz talked about how it takes us 20 minutes to get that full feeling. A chemical called gremlin tells us when we are full and that chemical takes about 20 minutes to work. So if we stop eating when we are 80 percent full, 20 minutes later we will feel just right, rather than over stuffed and sorry that we have eaten too much.
Dr. Oz suggests to always wait at least 30 minutes after dinner before eating dessert because by then you might realize you are full and don't want any.