Similarly, eating slower was associated with reduced BMI and waist circumference.
The researchers concluded: “Interventions aimed at reducing eating speed may be effective in preventing obesity and lowering the associated health risks.”
Other key lifestyle tips
The best way to lose weight is to reduce how many calories you’re eating and get more active at the same time.
“Research has shown that eating a healthy, balanced diet with lots of fruit and veg, whole grains, oily fish, modest amounts of meat and dairy, and olive oil in place of saturated fats can help you to maintain a healthy weight over the long term,” reports Bupa.