Eating slowly doesn't help with weight loss

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, Last Updated: 1:35 PM ET

 

The common diet advice to eat slowly doesn't actually work, a new study found.

Researchers at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth looked at how eating speed affects calorie intake in normal weight, overweight and obese subjects.

The study had the three groups eat two meals in a controlled environment.

The first meal was eaten at a slow speed, as if time wasn't a factor. The second meal was consumed at a faster pace with large bites and quick chewing as if the participants had somewhere to be.

Researchers found that only the normal-weight subjects consumed fewer calories during the slow meal, whereas the overweight and obese groups were statistically unaffected when both meals were compared.


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