According to a study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, people who eat healthy and nutritious foods tend to be happier than those who don’t. Furthermore, their moods are said to be elevated throughout the day as long as they continue eating healthily.
For those individuals whose jobs require them to stay cooped up in an office for most of the day, changing their eating habits can help improve productivity and cheerfulness at work. 10 Different Eating Styles
We often think that there is only one way to eat. There isn’t. We all have different styles of eating. For example, some people eat very quickly while others eat slowly and meticulously. Diversity in the style of eating provides many benefits, including better digestion, less weight gain or loss, better metabolic rate, and other health factors. Let’s check out the ten different styles of eating:
Fast eaters are those who wolf down their food as soon as it hits the plate. They do not chew their food completely before they swallow it, usually resulting in undigested nutrients making their way into your system. It can also cause bloating, heartburn and indigestion. On the positive side, fast eaters are not likely to be obese.
Slow eaters often take their time with each bite. This may come from a desire for perfection or simply enjoying the food and conversing. They will also chew their food very well before swallowing it, thus reducing the risk of bloating, indigestion, etc. They tend to lose less weight because they feel satiated on smaller portion sizes.
Disorganized eaters have no sense of timing when eating their meals. They do not finish one course before diving into the next. Often they snack in between meals instead of having three nutritious, balanced meals a day.
Clean Eater/Organized Eater
People who eat in this style are usually health-conscious. They will always finish one course before moving onto the next. They tend to be picky eaters since they prefer to eat only healthy foods.
These people snack on unhealthy food between meals instead of eating three nutritious, balanced meals a day. They generally eat throughout the day and gain weight easily.
Vacuum cleaners or vacuum eaters inhale their food without chewing it completely, which can cause indigestion, bloating, etc. If you’re hungry, chew your food till it’s liquid enough for your stomach to accommodate it before swallowing.
Fork chewers use utensils while eating. Usually, they eat with a fork only and not a spoon. This eating style is a little time-consuming, but it can help you to gain weight as it forces you to eat slowly. It has been observed people who use utensils tend to put more food on a fork than required by their body.
The way of chewing is similar to that of Spongebob character Patrick Star (seen below). They usually need more time than others in finishing a meal because most part of them gets stuck between teeth rather than going into the digestive system. This also increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
These people lick or chew their plates clean and leave nothing behind even after going for seconds. This is a sign that they have an underactive digestive system; their stomach doesn’t produce enough acids to digest the food properly.
Suckers are those who make juice, drink it, and then eat solid food afterward. Suckling takes very little time, thus allowing suckers to eat quickly.
These different styles of eating help us understand how our bodies work better. The key to longevity and staying healthy is regular exercise and following a proper diet plan. It’s never too late; you can change your habits today.
By now, most people know that “eating clean” isn’t just about eating healthy foods but also making sure the food is prepared in the healthiest way possible. If stir-fried veggies taste better to you than boiled ones, then, by all means, go for it! Eating healthy gives you more freedom in your diet-the healthier the food, the less you’ll miss your usual unhealthy meals.
You can also see the difference in eating styles when people eat alone versus in a group. Eating with other people is usually more fun but often leads to overeating or eating unhealthy foods. If you find that eating with other people is making you gain weight, try eating by yourself more often. You can still enjoy your favorite food while also taking care of your health.