A new study has found what most moms already know...that if you eat slowly you are more likely to feel full.
And as you probably know excess weight is the enemy of speed and endurance sports athletes.
Various studies over the years have found that if people wolf down their food they end up consuming more calories than if they take their time and eat slowly.
The new study discovered the reason and mechanism of how and why this happens.
In a nutshell, two hormones that signal feelings of satiety were found in higher quantities in test subject that ate slowly versus those that ate quickly.
According to the New York Times:
Scientists found that when a group of subjects were given an identical serving of ice cream on different occasions, they released more hormones that made them feel full when they ate it in 30 minutes instead of 5 .
The scientists took blood samples and measured insulin and gut hormones before, during and after eating. They found that two hormones that signal feelings of satiety, or fullness — glucagon-like peptide-1 and peptide YY — showed a more pronounced response in the slow condition."
In fact THIS recent study of thousands of runner found that the more you exercise the better your health.
In an earlier study of 3000 people published in the The British Medical Journal, researchers also found that people who fast had a triple risk of being overweight.