Heartburn, bloating, flatulence, gripes? Taking big bites and poor chewing lead to overstuffed stomach and indigestion. You can learn how to eat right quickly. Meet your personal eating tutor – Bites & Chews App.
Comprehensive database with more than 1000 most common foods, including foods from 10 restaurants. Visual/audio eating guidance tools.
Develop healthy eating habits:
· Click 3-bar menu button in the upper left corner to open the Options Screen and select Settings:
o Chose Imperial or Metric units
o Chose Speed of Chewing: Fast (80 per min) or Slow (70 per min)
· Click All Foods to go to the All Foods screen.
· Select a food item from the Food list or click on the Restaurants tab: chose a restaurant from the popup list.
· Select a food item.
· Pay attention to the key food info: Weight, Total Eating Time, Number of Bites, Number of Chews, Calories, and Health Score.
· Visually divide your food into the indicated number of bites (give or take a few).
· Press Start and chew along with the Countdown Button: navy circle indicates chews and white circle indicates bites.
· To pause the countdown, tap the Countdown Button and tap again to continue.
· Stay with the countdown to the very end – wait for the "Great Job!" pop-up.
· Small bites – one bite is about one cubic centimeter (just short of cubic ½ in). Relax, don’t panic. Sure, it will take some work to adjust to small bites, but you’ll get good at it in a jiffy.
· Thorough chewing – a certain number of chews in each bite is deliberately calculated to make sure that you chew each morsel properly, albeit not too long to bore you stiff.
· The health score is rated on the scale from one to ten, with 1 being the worst and 10 - the healthiest food. Excessive calories and volume and nasty nutrients (sugar, sodium, saturated fat, etc.) lower the health score, while moderate portions, high density of good nutrients, and abundance of antioxidants do just the opposite.
· The more you use the app, the faster you develop a habit of slow mindful eating. Use the app consistently for the first 3-4 weeks
This information should not be used as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare provider. You should always consult your physician or healthcare provider for medical advice or services.
Bites & Chews explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwr9EYjfy0o