Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Eating with chopsticks 'helps lose weight'

Want to shed the flab? Move over, pills and workouts. Try out an easy option. Just start eating with chopsticks it will help you lose
weight, according to a new diet book.

Losing weight has long been never been such a hot topic. And, the health complications of being overweight, include type 2 diabetes, many cancers and heart disease, many experts say.

But, according to Kimiko Barber, the author of 'In The Chopsticks Diet', "Eating with chopsticks slows you down, and so you eat less."

Moreover, when it comes to proper meals, eating with chopsticks also means taking smaller mouthfuls, which tend to get chewed better, slowing down the meal, and making it easier to digest, the book says.

It's not that it's impossible, with practice, to pick up huge gobbits of food with chopsticks, just that it's precarious and it just doesn't feel right, a newspaper reported.

Then there's the matter of sauce. Delicious though they are, most sauces are the enemy of the waistline, loaded with butter and oil. Chicken in creamy b├ęchamel isn't on many diet plans, but at least if tackled with chopsticks much of the evil artery-clogger will stay on the plate, it says.

Dining on a plateful of risotto with chopsticks feels like trying to relocate the Sahara with a pair of tweezers.

"So, a chopstick regime will make you slow down, think about your food more, and maybe even lose weight. None of which can be a bad thing. I shall not be binning the knife and fork just yet,"

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