Calories burned>Caloric intake=Weight loss
Interestingly studies show a correlation between chewing food longer and weight-loss. Slowly savoring food causes satiation. The more full we feel, the less calories we consume.
Consuming niceties longer or savoring items and experiences causes less consumption because we are content.
Both with food and money a chew-slowly-approach is cheaper and more enjoyable than a give me more, more, more approach.
I watched a couple buy four boxes of Symphony and Hershey's bars (with a price match for $.69 per bar). Will they savor each bar and take months or years to eat all of them? Or will they eat them all in a week? BTW if they have the discipline to price match several boxes of chocolates I think they will slowly enjoy their coup:)
Instead of gorging on our finer things by chewing fast try...
eating a treat in multiple sittings; updating a wardrobe over a period of time; remembering past luxuries.
Slowly enjoying our possessions helps us to keep off the extra weight of possessions.
Take time to contently "chew" (enjoy) your niceties.
What other areas can be enjoyed slowly?
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