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Slow Down, You Eat Too Fast

Eat less and enjoy it more with mindful eating

Not as Easy as It Sounds continued...

Still can't slow down the pace? Try a few other tricks to help you recognize a full belly: Push away from the table, leave the second helpings on the stove, and drink a large glass of water.

You can find still another option at the dentist's office. Ask about the new dental appliance designed to help you eat more slowly. You place the device, which is much like a dental retainer, in the roof of your mouth before meals. It reduces the size of your oral cavity and forces you to take smaller mouthfuls.

Regardless of how you go about it, slowing down your eating is a great resolution to make. So take a page from the Europeans, who love to linger over their meals. It can't hurt, after all. And with any luck, you'll learn to eat less while you take more pleasure in the taste of your nutritious and delicious meals.

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