Ok this is only an idea I had. Im no doctor of digestion and i dont know exactly how it works. I learned that for competive eaters its better to chew your food fully so that you can fill your stomach more, so the oppisite would be true if you didnt chew your food well at all you would be more full. Would the fact that there is less surface area for acid to digest food increase the amount of energy needed for digestion?
Thereby increasing your BMR and would taking an anti acid or acid reducer do the smae thing because the acid would have a higher ph? let me know if this is a possiblity thanks