Diet Myths Debunked: Can Chewing Help You Lose Weight? by Toby Amidor in Diets & Weight Loss, September 23, 2011
One tactic some dieters use to shed pounds is chewing. They chomp each bite as many as 50 times before swallowing. Is chewing a legitimate was to shed pounds? We’ll delve into this longtime dieting strategy.
Chew On This
A 2011 article published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared the chewing habits of obese verses lean men. Researchers found that after 40 chews, the men took about 12 percent fewer calories than after 15. Even though the obese men’s bites were smaller than the leaner men, the obese folks ate more calories overall. Although this study does show promise, we need to remember that there were only 30 total men tested (which isn’t very many).