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Like eating? Does your belly shout it out to the world?
Perhaps you forgot what Mom taught you...CHEW YOUR
I heard that eating celery will actually cause a deficit in
calories because it has so little caloric content, that the
very act of eating it costs more calories than you get
it in digestion. Let's extend this concept to *real* food.
(Does anyone really LIKE celery? - bleh!)
I propose that anyone wishing to waste a few calories
conscientiously chew the foods s/he eats *extremely* well.
I'm talking resembling a cow chewing cud...over and over
and over. Take your time and mill that food between your
jaws until it's downright liquidy.
Chewing is work. Sure, it may seem as much work as
blinking, but the act still consumes calories from your
stockpile. Although the benefits of any single instance may
seem small, they can add up over time if all other factors
remain the same.
Not only will you burn an extra handful of calories at each
meal or snack, you will take much longer to eat that same
amount, possibly causing you to feel full before eating too
much (as many of us tend to do). The timing issue will come
into play more when eating with others. Finding yourself
halfway through a meal when everyone else is finished may
pressure you to stop eating. Your food also gets cold in
the time, so it could work when you're alone, too.
Some additional tips to go along with this concept:
Dehydrate your foods and gnaw at it while sipping water
(to regain the fluid portion) to add resistance to the
texture of food.
Chew gum more often for cheap, tiny calorie burns. You
will keep your mouth busy while not consuming more than
about 5 gum calories per piece. You also won't be eating
candy or fatty food if you have gum in your mouth.
Sounds like Fletcherism
Chew a shallot onion 700 times and spit out whats left. [popbottle, Mar 05 2014]
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||Or just buy chewing gum for after. <ack> <spzzt> [I can't believe I said that. Chewing gum is a disgusting habit.]
||I think this falls fairly thoroughly under the heading of "consumer advice" but I hate saying those three little words.
||Good tip with the cow. One could go over to cattle feed consisting of "improved and natural grasses, corn, sorghum, soybean, residues of rice polishing, wheat bran, sugar cane residues, harvest stubbles..."
||Or how about XSarenkaX brand hardcore chewing gum. Extra tough gum for even more calorie-burning potential. Work those jaw muscles!
||EAT CELERY! tAKES MORE TO CHEW THAN YOU GET FROM EATING IT!
||Yes, ice, too; we know, we know...
||Who woulda thunk there as a <science :health :dieting : chewing> category?
||Baked by me at least and probably others. I tell
people to do this partly for this reason. I'm sure it
doesn't make that much difference.