(HealthDay News) -- If you've resolved to lose weight, taking the time to savor your food may be an easy way to help you eat less.

The American Dietetic Association suggests how to eat slower:

  • Put down your utensils between each bite.
  • Use chopsticks instead of Western utensils.
  • Chew your food completely before swallowing.
  • Make meal time a social time. Engage in conversation to stretch out the meal and interrupt your eating.