Chew More, Weigh Less…Celeb Diet Secrets!

21 Sep

I almost spit out my coffee when I read this headline: “Want a body like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? Model’s personal trainer reveals how to lose weight fast – with NO diet” Really? Have you seen Rosie???

According to And now, James Duigan – personal trainer to Elle Macpherson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, you don’t have to work your butt off at the gym OR count calories…what you DO have to do is chew slowly! I am not kidding, check this out:

It’s simple according to new research, the longer you spend chewing, the less calories you consume. 

A study found people who chewed each mouthful 40 times ate 12 per cent less food than those who chewed just 15 times, leading researchers to suggest eating quickly, gorging and binge eating could have a substantial effect on being overweight.

The study also showed obese participants chewed less and ingested more quickly than slimmer ones.

Experts believe chewing for longer prevents over-eating by giving the brain more time to receive signals from the stomach that it is full.

It is also thought to lower levels of ghrelin, the ‘hunger hormone’, circulating in the digestive system, meaning eating more slowly can be a simple and effective way of tackling weight problems. 

‘The mouth is the first part of your digestive system so chewing your food properly is the start of an efficient mechanical breakdown of what you eat,’ says female nutrition specialist, Dr Marilyn Glenville.

‘It also takes around 20 minutes for the stomach to register it is full so chewing thoroughly slows you down and can help prevent you overeating and gaining weight. Take your time chewing and you’ll find you don’t want or need as much food at meals.’

‘Chewing properly liquidises food to ensure your body can digest it efficiently and absorb maximum nutrients,’ adds James Duigan, author of Flat Tummy Fast and celebrity personal trainer (bodyism.com). ‘As it takes time to register you’re full, takes a 20 minute before your next course and you might feel you don’t need any more.’

There are a few more tips in the article from The Daily Mail – CLICK HERE– to read more.

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