We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Taking Longer To Consume A Meal Has No Apparent Effect On Later Snacking

January 26, 2011: 08:37 AM EST
Research conducted in The Netherlands has found that extending the time it takes to eat a meal doesn’t seem to affect after-meal snacking. In the study, 38 men and women consumed the same meal in a controlled test kitchen on two different days. For one meal, all of the courses – salad, macaroni with meat sauce, vegetable lasagna, raspberry pudding dessert – were consumed sequentially in 30 minutes. The other, however, was “staggered:” 20-25-minute breaks were taken between courses. After 2-1/2 hours, all were offered snacks. Participants who ate the drawn-out meals at first reported greater satiety. But when offered snacks later, the slow diners ate only 10 percent fewer snack calories than those who ate more quickly.
Sofie G. Lemmens, et al. , "Staggered Meal Consumption Facilitates Appetite Control without Affecting Postprandial Energy Intake", The Journal of Nutrition, January 26, 2011, © American Society for Nutrition
Diet Insights
Diet Research & Advice
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.