Did you know that your fast-eating friend can also influence your own eating habits? A study published in the journal PLoS ONE found that diners who eat fast can influence their dining partner’s eating pace, to the point where they even take bites at the same time as them.
So why is this so? According to the lead researcher of the study Roel Hermans, “We automatically mimic many aspects of the people with whom we interact, including their postures, gestures, mannerisms, and speech accents."
The worst part about scarfing down food is that it also leads to weight
gain. It takes about 20 minutes for your body to register hunger, meaning
you risk overeating whenever by eating faster. To avoid this, take a sip of water after every bite as it'll help you feel fuller, faster.
Apparently, this kind of behavior can affect how you view your romantic dinner partner. Men in the study were asked to rate women on how desirable they were as a friend or a potential romantic partner; the ones who ate small meals were rated higher than women who ate larger meals.
Should you be taking supplements as part of your daily routine? Our bodies need a regular supply of a whole host of vitamins and minerals for good health, but how can you be sure that you are getting everything you need from your diet? Here, we take a look at some of the most important building blocks for a healthy body, and show you how you can make sure you have enough… Read more
For many of us, life has become much busier than it once was. Maybe now you have kids or you’ve just landed a job that you’ve always wanted. Whatever your reason for becoming busier, health is still of prime importance to all of us. Opting for a takeout after a long day at work, snacking on junk food throughout the day and choosing the couch over exercise are just some of the bad habits we tend to develop when things get a little hectic. Read more
It’s too often that we separate health and divide it into subsections. For example, we might look at a surface wound sustained through an injury different to an ankle pain. That might be because the treatment methods are different - the wound requires surgery while the ankle requires physio. It’s only natural that we see them as different things to be divided into brackets. Mental health is the same - we see stress as something different from an injury. Read more