Is Taking 100 Bites a Day the Key to Weight Loss?

Is Taking 100 Bites a Day the Key to Weight Loss?
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Is Taking 100 Bites a Day the Key to Weight Loss?

Read on to learn more about what researchers say could lead to weight loss.

Researchers at South Carolina's Clemson University conducted a study that tracked the number of bites that 77 people took for two weeks. According to the study, the average number of calories per bite was 17 for men and 11 for women.

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Based on the average calorie counts, the researchers then calculated that taking 100 bites a day would equal about 1,700 calories for men and 1,100 for women. Both of these numbers fall under a low-calorie diet, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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The 100 bites a day rule would put the average user in the range for weight loss. To calculate how many bites you've taken, you just wear The Bite Monitor like a watch.

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The Bite Monitor is being developed and should be available in about a year and a half, costing around $195.

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This is not the first exploration into the importance of monitoring the way you chew your food. A 2013 study found that chewing your food more helps to keep you energized.

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These days, it's typical for dieters to track how many calories they've burned or steps they've taken throughout the day, but what about how much they've chewed? New research finds that monitoring how many bites you take may be the new key to weight loss, and a nifty little device could help you keep track. Just like a pedometer, The Bite Monitor measures how many bites you take. According to researchers at Clemson University, people using The Bite Monitor should be taking a recommended 100 bites per day for potential weight loss.

Check out the slideshow above to learn more about how monitoring your bites could lead to weight loss.

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