Bolting down your food can increase your chance of being overweight. Researchers in one study found that women aged between 40 and 50 who eat quickly are twice as likely to be overweight than slow eaters. That’s because eating speedily overrides mechanisms that tell our brains our stomachs are full. When you eat quickly, by the time the “I’m full” message gets to the brain, you’ve overeaten.
more acid to digest the extra food you’ve eaten in a short amount of time. Acid reflux isn’t only uncomfortable, but over time it could also lead to more serious problems, such as gastroesophagul reflux disease.
Fix the problem: Your grandmother was right – you should chew each mouthful 20 times! If this isn’t practical, try 10 times. Put your cutlery down between each mouthful and have a rest before you swallow the next one. It takes around 20 minutes for the message that you’re full to reach your brain, so try to make your meal last at least that long.
Drinking any liquids too fast is bad for you, because it increases the risk of acid reflux. But it’s knocking back the booze at a great rate of knots that you really have to avoid. Your body just can’t process alcohol quickly enough. This not only means you’re more likely to consume more than you would have if you were taking it easy, but it puts more strain on your liver and, if you drink to excess, it increases your risk of alcohol poisoning.
We should be taking between 10 and 14 breaths per minute, however some of us take 20 or more, which can lead to symptoms such as heart palpitations, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and tingling around the lips and fingers, as well as feeling out of breath.