How much food should you eat at a meal? It’s a common question that comes up frequently, especially as restaurants push us to eat larger portions. There are many guidelines that are supposed to help – holding your hands together for an ideal serving size, eating until you are 80% full or remembering that your brain doesn’t register fullness until 20 minutes after you are actually full – but none of these tools have the simplicity and ease of the one naturally built-in function our bodies have to tell us when to stop eating: the first burp. Unfortunately many of us have been trained to equate burping with rudeness and have learned to suppress that urge. In Ayurveda, the first burp is actually a function that can lead to greater health because it stops us from overeating.