The first and most important evidence that we do this job mostly unconsciously is that we do not spend enough time to eat. The time we eat in our mouth, which is the first step of digestion, is generally well below normal. That’s why we don’t chew enough, we don’t grind food as much as it should, and we don’t allow enzymes to digest them. Before the gastric secretions, which trigger satiety with the increasing eating speed, reach the brain and our blood sugar rises, we are already eating beyond our needs.
Because while consuming the food to come, we look at our mails, check the movements in the stock market, watch social media or YouTube channels, or open the fridge and consume what catches our eyes quickly to satisfy emotional hunger.