Or, as the Japanese say, chew water and drink food
One of the easiest things to forget in any diet is the role of mastication.
When you eat a piece of food, it comes with a potential energy, from which your body tries to get as much as possible.
But it’s like math: if a food has a potential energy of 100 units, and your body consumes 60 units for digestion, then that food has actually brought you 40 units of energy.
Here comes the mastication. If you choose to chew food well, until it becomes a paste, then you have freed the body from working hard in the digestion process, and from the above equation, where the body consumes 60 digestion units, it will now consume only 40 of energy units for digestion, and you will have 60 units of energy from the food you eat instead of 40. Does it make sense?
The better you chew the food, the more energy you get from the food you eat.
The better you chew the food, the less it will stay in the stomach and ease the digestion process.
The better you chew the food, the less chances of fermentation and bloating, even for foods you may not have consumed so easily before, such as crudities.
The better you chew the food, the more your body will have time to send signals to the brain that you have eaten enough, and you will eat less.
The better you chew the food, the more you extract from its nutritional value the more it will contribute, within days / weeks, to lowering your appetite.
The better you chew the food, the more help you will have to getting slimmer.