I come from an Italian family where food was the centerpiece of meals and conversation surrounded it. We argued about politics, relatives, and whether black or green olives were better. It was always fun (most of the time). The talking and gossiping caused us to eat slowly. It’s pretty hard to eat and talk with a meatball in your mouth. Well, eating slowly is a great health tip and when you add good conversation, it’s a feel good hack.
This gives your brain the chance to get the signal that you’re full, so you’re less likely to overeat. And if you take it slow, you’re more likely to think about what you’re eating and make sensible, healthy choices.