What are the benefits of eating slower and regularly?

Heather Campbell
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What are the benefits of eating slower and regularly?

What are the benefits of eating slower and regularly?It’s official: eating slower and regularly promotes harmony between both brains, promotes digestive health and is essential for a healthy lifestyle.

Irregular eating windows can lead to both mental and physical issues, some of which are pretty serious.

What are the benefits of eating slower and regularly? Introduction

To be healthy, your stomach requires special attention.

Eating is both a necessity and a pleasure.

By the age of 60, a person has roughly devoted more than 4 years of his or her life to this.

Like our brain, our stomachs are in permanent activity, day and night.

When you sleep, brain activity continues. We dream.

Similarly, the activity of the second brain is uninterrupted through digestion, absorption and elimination.

It is at the table that we build our health, through the functioning of the stomach and its harmony with the brain.

Making sure you don’t eat just any old thing (food choice is important) and that you don’t eat just any old way.

What are the benefits of eating slower and regularly? Tips and reasons

Eat regularly

Eating windows must be regular.

Eating nervously, without appetite and on the go, at any time, is a major mistake.

Respect your biological clock

Our life is regulated by a biological clock that goes back to childhood and whose secret mechanism is in the hypothalamus.

It is the rhythms that actually play an essential role in maintaining health.

And, in particular, in the absorption-elimination processes that are so important for stomach health.

When it comes to nutrition, respect your biological clock. Your digestion depends on it!

Modern life no longer takes these necessities into account: we eat anything anywhere, at any time.

Rather than working according to our schedule, we pin everything around work.

This is a very serious mistake, with disastrous consequences.

The consequences of eating irregularly

The biological clock, when mistreated and jostled around affects all our functions.

It disrupts the plexus of assimilation-elimination (solar, vesicular, pancreatic, intestinal plexuses, etc.).

This actually damages the body, particularly the stomach, which becomes desynchronized from the higher brain.

All balance and the internal relations are disturbed.

This state of affairs is the source of many functional disorders of the various systems, serious illnesses, allergies, low energy and heart risk.

Eating regularly is essential for digestive health, for a good relationship between the encephalic brain and the second brain.

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It will eventually protect yourself from spasmophilia (dysfunction of the neurovegetative system).

This requires three, four or five meals a day.

The hunger or appetite that arise at the same time in both brains (the brain and the belly) works because they calibrate your biological clock.

Irregular, chaotic, anarchic food intake is absolutely incompatible with a healthy stomach.

Of course, in certain special cases, such as night work, travel, time differences (long journeys), etc., a certain disturbance is unavoidable.

Studies on irregular food intake

Studies have investigated the metabolic changes caused by these repeated meal breaks.

The impact of single course and nighttime food intake was also studied.

Increases in cholesterol levels, fatty deposits on the arteries, and a variety of symptoms that can lead to diabetes and other diseases have been found.

It has been shown in studies that digestion is accomplished differently during the night.

For the same meal, taken around noon, and at midnight, the sugar intake in the body differs.

If the meal, in either case, is taken very quickly, or in a context of stress, the damage is even greater.

Things to avoid

One of the consequences of eating too quickly is that the urge to smoke becomes stronger.

In the same way, we have recourse to stimulants, alcohol, coffee, tea, etc.

These in turn can lead to various disorders like coronary, allergies, and decreasing energy levels.

You should avoid any form of fasting and you should never skip a meal.

It is also important to avoid eliminating one or more foods, as recommended by various diets.

The absence of certain vitamins for four days weakens the immune system.

The stomach secretes digestive juices at fixed times (chronobiology of food intake).

If they have nothing to treat, they turn into acids and other poisons intoxicating the entire neuro-vegetative system.

If you’re feeling tired, experiencing weight gain, rheumatism, pain, etc, look at what and when you’re eating.

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Find your biological clock

If you eat at all hours, if you’re snacking too frequently, often hungry, especially at night then hold on.

It is important to find your biological clock again as soon as possible.

Our stomach is programmed to process fat (nocturnal lipolysis) during sleep.

Start again with a light breakfast, then allow four hours between each food intake.

After a few days, your biological clock will have returned to its natural rhythm and will once again respect your neuroendocrine cycles.

Our lifestyle habits can throw our circadian rhythm out of balance, such as:

  • eating at night,
  • working night shifts, or
  • sleeping during the day

This leads to many metabolic reactions that do not normally occur.

There are many studies that connect these irregularities to risks associated with metabolic diseases such as:

  • cardiovascular disease,
  • diabetes,
  • obesity, and
  • gastrointestinal issues.

What are the benefits of eating slower and regularly? Conclusion

Weight loss, harmony between our brain and digestive system and a general sense of well-being are all direct and immediate results of eating slower and regularly.

It is important to pay attention to what we put on our plate and at what time we consume our food.

Namely, because our choices are more likely to be fatty and sweet in the evening and at night.

In addition, factors other than physiological hunger can push us to snack in the evening: emotions, boredom, the desire for reward, etc.

That’s why it’s important to learn to listen to your hunger and satiety signals.

About Heather Campbell

As a dietitian, my field of specialization is science-based nutritional advice but more importantly, it is my goal to share capturing and inspiring stories, examples and solutions which can help plus-size individuals overcome their specific difficulties. Read More