Can fast eating affect your weight? A recent study asked a bunch of people who suffer from type 2 diabetes, to gauge their eating speed as fast, normal, or slow. Slower eating speeds were linked to reductions in obesity, body mass index, and waist circumference. The study suggests that fast eaters may continue to eat even after they’re full because it takes a bit of time for brain signals from the stomach to catch up and trigger that “full” feeling. The study is based on past behavior so it should be only taken with a grain of salt. So just put it on your food and enjoy a tasty treat.