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41. Put your fork down.

Slow down your eating by setting your fork down between mouthfuls. Since it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to send "I'm full" messages to your brain, speed-eating can lead to overeating. So this week: Try the "fork-lift, fork-rest" exercise at supper.


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All tips written by Joan Salge Blake, M.S., R.D.

--Updated August 2003


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