Maimonides (a.k.a: Harambam, or Rabbi Mosheh Ben Maimon), who was a well-known medieval physician and a philosopher, gave some useful (and common sense) pieces of advice about dieting:
Eat according to the stomach and not according to the eye.
Eat until you are 75% full instead of 100% full (= cannot eat another bite).
Now, I've lately thought of a dieting advice of my own that seems like Maimonides would have said, but am not sure this is the case:
- Don't eat in haste. Eat in front of a table, well seated and concentrate on the food. Don't take it to the computer to eat next to it while doing something else.
My question is - did Maimonides indeed said it as well?
P.S: I was told that Muhammad (= the Muslim prophet) had originally given similar advice before Maimonides, and it may predate even Muhammad, but in this case I am interested in what Harambam said.