Research into weight loss
The BBC News has today reported that eating slowly may lead to weight loss. A new study by European researchers in a high tech obesity laboratory has highlighted that by eating food slowly and conciously may help us to lose weight naturally.
Understanding weight loss
The laboratory has been testing about a dozen people in a machine called a whole body calorimiter, this will enable scientists to better understand how exercise, food, sleep and medicines can affect our weight. The first experiments are aimed at finding out how the speed of eating affects our appetite and the speed at which we burn energy.
Weight loss proved in the “Fat Lab”
One of the volunteers is Helga Perry, and she will spend three days in the “fat lab”, which is essentially an air lock chamber that makes precise calculations about the energy that she burns up. During the first day of the experiment she will eat lunch in ten minutes, day two in twenty minutes, and on the third day a meal that takes forty minutes. Her food is controlled by dividing up it up into portions fed to her at five minute intervals. Helga has her appetite measured at the end of the day by offering her an all you can eat meal.
Less hunger more weight loss?
Helga spent her day reading and browsing the web, so she hasn’t been bored, but she did find it confining. “It was like being in a submarine,” she observed. Helga found it interesting to be forced to eat so slowly: “I usually gobble my food down, it felt as if I tasted my lunch properly.” Helga said “I ate a small portion of food at the end of the day, but did not feel very hungry.”
Weight loss proved in Japan
Provisional results obtained from a similar study carried out in Japan suggest that eating more slowly may suppress the appetite. The lead researcher of the project has said that If you prolong your meal this could, over time, actually promote weight loss.
Obesity epidemic in the UK
The UK is in the grip of an obesity epidemic with almost one in four adults considered clinically obese, it is predicted that by 2050 that figure will rise to one in two. We can all be guilty of gobbling down our food without really tasting it from time to time, but could that style of eating be contributing to weight gain?
How to get that weight loss easily
There are many good ways to lose weight, from diets to exercise, and even drastic measures such as bariatric surgery, or gastric banding as it is better known.
There is an easy cost effective way to get that elusive reduction in weight, and thats with hypnotherapy. With hypnotherapy we use the power of your subconcious mind to eliminate the desire to overeat and create a healthy relationship with food, a common side effect is often an increased feeling of determination and self confidence.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss
Hypnotherapy Petersfield specialises in all areas of weight control and the hypno gastric band procedure.
For more information on weight loss or to book a no obligation consultation please contact Graham Parish on 07810 877158.
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