How to Gain Weight Quickly - and NOT in a Good Way is out topic today. In this article I am going to give away THE SINGLE MOST POWERFUL SLIMMING SECRET of lean people. But first...a shocking fact.
Did you know that you won't feel full, or satisfied, regardless of WHAT you eat for at least 20 minutes? It's true. It takes that long for the first signals of food hitting your stomach to get to your brain and trigger cessation response. Knowing this we can figure out 2 strategies pretty quickly.
This is one of THE SECRETS OF SLIM PEOPLE!!!! They do not, EVER wolf down their food. They eat it slowly. So slowly that we fat impatient people who are gorging themselves may even accuse such slim controlled people of "picking" at their food. Now I don't advocate that. I advocate eating nutritious delicious food, but I recommend savouring every bite, tasting every morsel and prolonging the meal for as long as you can.
One of the first things I teach in Slim in Seconds, my rapid weight loss program, is to slow down. Just eat a tad slower than you normally do at every meal. This way you don't gain weight quickly, you drop it like a hot potato.
In Ireland we have a meal time habit...it's called "loading your fork". Basically nearly every Irish guy eats like this. Shovel food in mouth - and BEFORE you even start chewing quickly, load the fork up with the next chunk of food you're going to eat! It's a race! See which happens first can you swallow your barley chewed food before your fork reaches your mouth with the next load! Who knows! Oh the excitement!!! And quick load up that fork again we might have another famine tomorrow. Honestly. That's how we think subconsciously. That's why we have such a problem with obesity in my country; Ingrained fear of food scarcity. So we pack food in mouths like squirrels.
But sadly this attitude is not confined to the Irish.
So here's my first tip on how to eat slowly.
Even if you're busy I want you to add in an extra 5-10 minutes today for each meal. Trust me this will be worth it and will in fact make you MORE productive.
I want you to think back to the last meal you rushed and wolfed down. How did you feel after?
Likely you experienced a bit of reflux, some burping, belching, bloating and discomfort. Or else you won't even have felt you ate at all. You'll be unfulfilled.
I can pretty much guarantee that you didn't feel satisfied, nourished, energised, light and delighted.
But there is a way you can feel that. Every time you eat, just eat slowly. It seems too simple, but it really works. Here's why.
When people guzzle and inhale their food they'll over eat. We know that from the 20 minute effect above. Yet even with more food, they don't feel satisfied. As a result 5 minutes or so later they're on a snack hunt. And you gain weight quickly. However when you do the opposite of this, eat slowly, THOUGHTFULLY - MINDFULLY (sounding familiar....Traditional Chinese Medical Wisdom ...*cough*...*cough*.....) a strange thing happens. You get a different result, one where you feel satiated, satisfied. You're no longer hungry. You don't need a snack to fill the gnawing hole of disappointment in your gut. You'll be calmer, happier, content...and you'll have eaten less.
From a Western Medical point of view this is born out in biochemical gastrointestinal fact.
You see the moment you see food your body begins the digestive process - it's really that efficient. With the sight and smell of delicious food you'll salivate...literally you'll start producing more saliva, a necessary digestive enzyme to break down your food. But more than that you'll start producing other enzymes and hormones to effectively break down your food...but your body NEEDS TIME to build up the necessary levels of these digestive chemicals.
It's a slow burn process. But it's one that works.
If you give yourself enough time for the body to produce it's digestive enzymes and hormones, and eat slowly allowing those chemicals to accurately break down your food and extract the nutrition it needs you will be rewarded...not only with great nutritional resources...but with a slim physique?
You will feel l full and satisfied. Your body will tell you it has had enough, it's gotten what it needs, you can stop.
Pay attention to that signal - stop when you've had enough. Your body "knows" how much it needs. All you have to do is help it do its job by eating slowly and mindfully. Then let your body handle its business.
For many of you this will take time and practice to re-balance and reconnect with your natural - "I'm done feeling". But take these first 2 weeks to really practice that and get a feel for it. It slowly...pay attention.
This is just one of the secrets skills of slimming I teach in my Rapid Body-Fat-Blasting course, Slim in Seconds...you can find the rest of my secret methods here...