The secret to SLIMMING down could be as easy as as SLOWING down. In a recent study, researchers found that people who ate a meal in a leisurely 22 minutes consumed 88 fewer calories – AND felt less hungry an hour afterward – than those who cleaned their plate in 9 minutes. Pacing yourself allows your body to register its satiety signals. So if you intend to dine and dash, make an effort to sit down and savor your food. Try taking smaller bites and chewing thoroughly, and put down the fork in between bites.