We recently went to a fast-food corner and I was told by my sibling that even if we chew a burger properly(slowly) converting it into a fine bolus, then it would not affect the amount of fat gained by the body as much as we gain when we normally(hastily) eat a burger.

I ,on the other hand, don't believe in the above statements. I think that it will at least have a better impact with regards to weight loss.

So who ,among the two of us, is correct ?

  • $\begingroup$ the only result of chewing for a longer time is that the food on your plate will be colder at the end of your meal. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 19, 2021 at 6:32

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I think you are misunderstanding reasons for weight loss advice for slow eating/excessive chewing. Slow chewing is promoted because it reduces apetite not because slowly chewed food is digested differently. Slow chewing reduces the objective amount of food people eat before thay subjectively feel full. For standard sized meal it reduces amount of snacks later.


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