For The Love of Food

by | Feb 26, 2010
For The Love of Food

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

Lots of great healthy eating tips this week on the interwebs. I love the news that slow eating can help you eat less. How often are we told that enjoying food more helps us lose weight? (OK, all the time here at ST, but I’m a weirdo.) There’s also an interesting article about sodium worth reading.

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5 Responses to “For The Love of Food”

  1. Madison says:

    I think you mean to say that you are a genius, not weirdo! ;) I think it is great advise to eat slowly. My GI use to tell me to chew each bite of my food 20x for easy digestion as I had a colon issue at the time. It is really hard to do this especially when you are really hungry but it caused me to eat really slow and I often ate less.

  2. Colby says:

    I strongly dislike how the Times article was written, and the conclusions that have been drawn from that study. I came to a different conclusion when consulting a larger body of the research than the selected studies cited in the article. Like anything, it is a complex topic. http://recomp.com/blogma/2009/11/eating-speed-and-calorie-control-weight-of-the-evidence/

    The best controlled interventional studies suggest that the issue requires more research in different contexts because there are clearly conflicting results in some of them.

    If you don’t want to take my word for it, here is proof that not all experts will suggest that we need to slow down eating for weight management as the Times article suggests (article written by a researcher): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22491387/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/

    • Darya Pino says:

      Great points, and I agree the data is still inconclusive. However I still encourage people to slow down while eating, more for the sake of appreciating and reconnecting with food. Having a positive relationship with food can help some people make better choices and opt for foods of higher quality.

      • Colby says:

        I agree with that. Especially since some research associates certain dieting behavior (e.g. rigidity) with certain adverse behaviors. e.g. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10336790

        Identifying and retraining negative food relationships is probably a much better plan than telling people to make small changes like eating slow for weight and health.

      • Colby says:

        Have to rephrase; identifying and retraining negative food relationships, which may lead people to eat slower, is probably a much better plan than only telling people to eat slow.

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