eating slower may lead to a smaller waist line
If your body has one major flaw, this is it: It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it's had enough. A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that slow eaters took in 66 fewer calories per meal, but compared to their fast-eating peers, they felt like they had eaten more. What's 66 calories, you ask? If you can do that at every meal, you'll lose more than 20 pounds a year. One way that will help you slow it down is taking a drink of water between bites.
More often than not the body confuses thirst or dehydration for hunger. Drink a full glass of water before eating a meal and you will find you eat much much less but, still feel satisfied.