Anyone familiar with Marc David's concepts around the psychology of eating? I just finished a webinar of his, and I must say I'm intrigued. One of his primary concepts is that it is as much HOW one eats as much as WHAT one eats that relates to digestion and health.
He talks a lot about the cephalic phase of digestion, and suggests that our typical practice of inhaling food quickly interferes with our ability to digest and assimilate food.
I find this intriguing for two reasons. One, I see that this potentially ties into the whole concept of food reward, because if you eat typical SAD food quickly, perhaps there is an issue with it not "registering" ... whether in terms of nutrients or satiety etc.
Two, I think it's relevant wrt our evolutionary past. Grok didn't inhale his food nor did he multi-task his meals with lots of other activities. Sitting down and just eating? Yikes. Perish the thought!
What say you PHers? Is mindful eating something you spend any time or energy on?