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  • Writer's pictureRahul Taparia

Resist gulping

Updated: Mar 23

Next time you sit for a meal, try NOT to gulp down the food. We gulp too fast and before the brain gets the signal that something is in the mouth….it’s already in the stomach, bypassing the process of creation of saliva & other critical juices needed for digestion.

If the brain gets the signals, it knows what digestive juices to produce depending on what you're eating.

Body knows what to do when food is placed in the mouth. Our job is just to put the food in the mouth, avoid the urge to swallow quickly and then LET the body chew it. Go from active eating to passive eating.

Follow this process when you eat:

  • Take a bite and resist swallowing before 15-20 seconds

  • After 15-20 seconds, let the jaw move slowly and you will notice that the movement will be a grinding movement where the mouth is producing saliva and tongue is sliding the food under the teeth for grinding vs a hammer movement that we typically do.

  • Also resist your urge to swallow before the food has turned into a paste.

  • Feel the effortless chewing for the first time in your life.

  • Pause several times while finishing one bite of food focusing on grinding kind of chewing where the mouth moves smoothly with no big up/down moves.

  • You will then be satisfied in half the amount of food that you generally eat.

  • Don’t worry about not eating enough as we are eating way more then we need and with this way of chewing, body will give you correct signal when it’s full.

  • You can eat whatever you want but with this way you will not over eat as something like chana will take longer to grind to a paste so you will automatically eat less of it but as long as you are turning it into paste, it will not create a problem.

  • Say goodbye to indigestion or weight gain with this kind of eating, now you are in control.

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