A news that will certainly please fans of the line. Eating less quickly reduces the extra pounds, according to a study published by the journal BMJ Open. Study that was performed on about 60,000 people with diabetes.
Do not confuse speed and haste, says the good old saying. The study carried out shows the link established between the speed at which the guinea pigs eat their meal and the weight generated by the food intake.
According to researchers at Kyushu University, “changes in the speed at which we eat can lead to changes in obesity, BMI [body mass index] and waist circumference” . And the specialists continue, stressing that “interventions to reduce the speed of meals can be effective in preventing obesity . ”
It is probably due to the signals sent by the digestive system that communicate to the brain that we are satiated in time …
Researchers looked at the medical records of 59,717 people affected by type 2 diabetes between 2008 and 2013. Why diabetics? The reason is simple; Diabetes facilitates weight gain and often leads to overweight in people with diabetes.
What is the concrete observation of the participants in this study? The ‘guinea pigs’ who claimed to eat slowly (7% overall) had on average a lower waist circumference. Of these, only 21.5% were overweight, a body mass index above 25.
Inculcate the notion of ” eating less quickly ”
For those who said they ate at a normal speed (56%) and those who said they ate fast (37%), the overweight was on their level. In the so-called normal speed eaters, 36.5% were overweight, while among the ‘fast’, researchers noted 44.4% of those affected. These two categories of people had a very important BMI (Body Mass Index).
The researchers observed a clear weight loss in participants who slowed their pace during the meal. Experts advise to avoid eating after dinner and in the two hours before bedtime.
Simon Cork of the Imperial College London: “This is an interesting study, [which] confirms what we already think, that eating slowly is the cause of less weight gain than eating fast. This is probably due to the signals sent by the digestive system that communicate to the brain that is satiated in time to limit the amount ingested. ”
But Cork is still skeptical about the pace at which one is supposed to eat, saying it was “highly subjective” to ask people how fast they ate. For her part, Susan Jeb, a professor of dietetics in Oxford, believes that “the problem that remains” is to show people how to eat less quickly.
Katarina Kos, a specialist in obesity at Exeter University of Medicine, wonders about the category of people who have been studying Japanese. Kos proposes that the circle of “guinea pigs” be widened, so that one does not only focus on diabetics, for more convincing results.
Until proven otherwise, the best ways to lose weight are sports activities and a low-fat diet. But in fact ; how to inculcate the notion of ” eat less quickly ” in a society where one is more and more stressed, in a hurry and where one has at the same time access to cheap and over-enriched food?