Eating in haste is an ill-advised practice, any way you look at it. Not only do you get no time to chew your food properly, you end up gulping a lot of air down and feel bloated later on. The other problem is that the brain isn’t able to process information from the stomach very quickly. As your stomach begins to signal to the brain that it’s beginning to fill up, it takes the brain 20 minutes to read the signals. If you eat quickly, you will end up eating a lot before your brain has a chance to catch the signal from the stomach. Slow eating, then, can give you a far better chance at keeping the food you eat under control.