The conception of slow eating resulting in less of eating has not been authenticated yet. Another belief that an accelerated food intake results in over-eating has been emphasized by the researchers of Otago University.
Researcher Caroline Horwath has come up with her research proof on the aspect. She had conducted a study on 1,500 New Zealand women belonging to age group of 40 and 50. This the first research on the aspect in the world, which relates accelerating eating with weight gain.
As per the results of the research, with increase in the level of speed of eating, the body mass index of the women increased by 2.8%, which is a weight gain of 1.95Kg. Also, the number of participants accepted their being a fast eater outraced the participants who were slow eaters.
In reference to the research, nutrition expert of Wellington, Sarah Burkhart, stated that the reason that women tend to eat quickly is the burden of work that needs to be commenced, which encourages them to eat the food quickly, without even giving a second thought to it.
She stated, "I often encourage both women and men to eat away from distractions like the TV or computer, and put down your knife and fork between mouthfuls”. Also, caring for taste and appearance of the food, use of chopsticks are considered measures for slow eating.