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How Fast Do You Eat?

Monday, March 03, 2014

I'm trying to put considerable effort into eating slower. How many seconds should I wait between bites? How long should it take a person to consume one meal?


Bob's Red Mill High Fiber Oat-bran cooked with pure pumpkin and a fresh apple, topped with blueberries, chopped prunes, ground flax, Bragg's Nutritional Yeast, and pumpkin pie spice

  
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NIKIBOBIKI 10/28/2014 11:12AM

    I used to eat "fast" but not crazy. emoticon Now that I am married and live with a man who eats everything like it's going to be taken from him (his big brothers and short lunch breaks at work contribute to this), I have found that I am a MUCH faster eater when around him. emoticon
I have started trying to be mindful. Laying the fork DOWN in between bites when I can remember. And taking a second bite only when the first is fully chewed and swallowed. emoticon

it helps! Good luck :)

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ICECUB 8/16/2014 6:10PM

    I SOMETIMES EAT TOO FAST. FOR SOME REASON I ALWAYS FEEL RUSHED. I AM MAKING A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO SLOW DOWN.

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KARENE10 4/9/2014 8:02AM

    I eat really fast. I a sure that is part of my problem. Your breakfast looks SO healthy emoticon

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SADWHITEWOLF 4/1/2014 1:40PM

    I gulp my food down WAY too fast, and yes, it often results in me eating more than I should

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MTN_KITTEN 3/26/2014 10:26PM

    WOW ... can you share your breakfast recipe. Looks great. S L O W down and enjoy life and what your eat.

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STODD251 3/10/2014 1:04PM

    I grew up in a household where everyone ate really fast, and you had to finish all the food on your plate. So, one of the things I've really been trying to do lately is eat more slowly and be more cognizant of when I am full and actually stop eating when I am full. I think eating slowly is definitely in your best interest, but I've never gotten into measuring time between bites or anything like that.

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PAM_COOPER 3/4/2014 2:45PM

    I am all over the place with my time eating. I am usually the last one done.

I do try to chew slowly, but have found that focusing on how many chews, etc. is un-enjoyable and just too OCD . . . a compulsion I sometimes fight with. So, I just
try to approach eating while I am somewhat calm. If my body says I MUST eat while stressed I keep it simple, small and slow . . . an orange or banana maybe.

Sometimes when I am super stressed, I gulp too much food---my solution is to
calm down, relax, and approach a meal when I can enjoy it. If it isn't convenient
to others to wait on me, I excuse myself somehow or just take in their company
have a cup of tea or something.

I remember when I was growing up my mom would have her dinner eaten before my
own plate was prepared. I don't know if she chewed or not, but sometimes it
sure didn't seem that way. She said it was a result of her childhood during the
depression with lots of kids in the house and little food . . . if you ate fast, you might get seconds!

Funny, how our environment and our temperament also affects our approach to food. Thankfully, we now have education to help us develop a better understanding.




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LIS193 3/4/2014 12:10PM

    I like my hot food hot, so I tend to eat faster than I should..

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TECH1960PS 3/4/2014 10:22AM

    I eat way to fast, growing up we were not allowed to talk at the Dinner table and were always told not to let our food get cold, so it went down the hatch quick.
I have tried mindful eating and it has worked to a certain extent but I have to continue to remind myself to slow down !! emoticon

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RGOCEAN 3/4/2014 9:26AM

  From the time I was young 30 min to eat a meal and 15 min to talk after the meal talking with family. This also was true for swimming except it was 30 min wait time after eating.

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GYPSYGOTH 3/4/2014 8:29AM

    Funny to read this blog today, as last night I remembered something I read about "savoring" and tried to chew my first piece of (homemade) pizza really, really slowly to enjoy the flavors and hopefully get full before eating too much. Unfortunately after the first one it didn't work and I ate three more (whoops) without thinking. Mindfulness is a great exercise to try to get in the habit of and I will try to practice it more! emoticon

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SALGUOD2 3/3/2014 6:56PM

    I try to take as long as I can. I thought I had read somewhere it takes the body 20 minutes to signal that it is full. So the slower I eat the less tempted I am to keep eating until my brain receives the signal

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GEMINICHIK 3/3/2014 6:31PM

    I am always the last one done eating. I chew each bite of food about 30X & put my fork or spoon down between each bite. These are weight loss tips I learned many many years ago at WW. It takes allot of conscience effort & it does work.

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KERRISEYMOUR 3/3/2014 5:48PM

    Does not take me nearly long enough!! But I've been working on slowing down as well!!

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PHOENIX1949 3/3/2014 5:28PM

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Growing up it was a family rule that all 7 of us stayed at the table until everyone was finished. My Dad suffered with a hiatal hernia which demanded SLOW eating, setting the place for the rest of us.

My last 8-1/2 years full-time employment was spent with long hours of shift work, with a 30-minute meal break (10 minutes to dining area, 10 minutes to eat, 10 minutes to return to work area). I often had a stomach ache from wolfing down my food.

Still eat too fast! Thanks for reminder to work on this.

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First Pool Party and Crawfish Boil of the Season...

Friday, February 28, 2014

.... in ONE WEEK!!!

This is my new swimsuit. I'm hoping to eat raw and cleanse all this week so that I can rock it next Saturday!

  
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STEVENK87 8/21/2014 10:01AM

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LALALOVELY76 3/27/2014 12:53PM

    Too cute! And I agree with Islamom, You're already rocking it out!!!



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KARENE10 3/1/2014 8:49PM

    You look great now! Have fun!

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THEVOW2013 3/1/2014 1:11PM

    emoticon Have fun!

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GIANTOCR1 3/1/2014 8:12AM

    You are Rocking it right now. Great body.

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RUNNERRACHEL 2/28/2014 10:52PM

    You are already rocking it! Looking great!!

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ISLAMOM 2/28/2014 8:42PM

    You're already rockin' it girl!!

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BOOKLADY36S 2/28/2014 5:35PM

    Awesome! I know you can do it!


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The Controversial 'Thigh Gap'

Wednesday, February 26, 2014



After spending my entire life "knock-knee'd," this is a rather pleasant surprise!

  
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STEVENK87 8/21/2014 10:01AM

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MAMAK38 4/2/2014 8:59AM

    I remember seeing that, once upon a time lol! Well, as someone who constantly had thigh rub from childhood to adulthood, the thigh gap was great!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SADWHITEWOLF 4/1/2014 1:40PM

    wow

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KARENE10 3/1/2014 8:48PM

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RUNNERRACHEL 2/28/2014 1:58PM

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PAM_COOPER 2/27/2014 5:51PM

    Me too! emoticon
I never ever thought that would happen either. It is SO EXCITING to finally look at yourself in the mirror and look sort of like the girls you admired at work or school
or even on TV.

Anyway, I am excited for you! emoticon

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AMARILYNH 2/27/2014 2:20PM

    That is seriously impressive!!

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YOURMERN 2/26/2014 9:06PM

    uhhh Im not sure that's ever going to happen for me, but who knows... I might shock myself!

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BOOKLADY36S 2/26/2014 8:16PM

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MONTHONY 2/26/2014 7:23PM

    Good for you, getting fit and healthy, and living your dreams. emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 2/26/2014 7:22PM

    Those NSV's keep on showing up!

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THEVOW2013 2/26/2014 7:13PM

    I am a curvy size 6 I have a little gap but my thighs r full and I love them:)

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144AUTUMN 2/26/2014 6:25PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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ARMYWIFEKASS93 2/26/2014 6:23PM

    Awesome :)

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More Before and After Pics

Saturday, February 22, 2014









  
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STEVENK87 8/21/2014 10:02AM

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SWEETLIPS 3/28/2014 12:34PM

    This is awesome and wonderful and great and fatabulous transformation! I know I can because you did! Blessings

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DBFBILLY 3/7/2014 8:25PM

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NICOLES0305 2/26/2014 10:26PM

    Holy smokes woman! You look FANTASTIC!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 2/26/2014 8:49PM

    You look fabulous!

Congrats on the amazing tranformation!!

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ARMYWIFEKASS93 2/26/2014 6:24PM

    You had the same over hanging stomach like I have now. It is so awesome to see that it is possible to get rid of that and look amazing!

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EVADADIVA 2/26/2014 7:15AM

    So inspirational!!! Thanks for sharing!

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MYWALK2FITNESS 2/24/2014 3:11PM

    Looking fab!!! You have made such wonderful progress! Wish you all the best with maintenance! emoticon emoticon

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ISLAMOM 2/24/2014 9:04AM

    Awesome!! You look fantastic!!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 2/23/2014 8:29PM

    Hard work pays off! Good job :)

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SHEWHODOES 2/23/2014 7:39PM

    Wow! What an inspiration you are! emoticon

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COOKWITHME65 2/23/2014 5:09PM

    Awesome Job!!!! emoticon

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TTHINAGAINN 2/23/2014 4:33PM

    Wonderful Job!! Your hard work has definitely paid off! You are an inspiration!

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JFIZZL 2/23/2014 2:16PM

    Thanks for sharing! You're such an inspiration for all who are trying to get in better shape!

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BRENDAGAIL9 2/23/2014 12:01PM

    Wow! You have come a long way! Keep it up.

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ANAWESOMELIFE 2/23/2014 9:50AM

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BOOKLADY36S 2/23/2014 7:54AM

    Congrats on all your amazing progress!

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GIANTOCR1 2/23/2014 7:36AM

    Amazing job.

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LYKKELIG 2/23/2014 4:40AM

    Wow! Your progress is stunning! Now I'll go and have a workout myself emoticon
You are very beautiful and strong person! Thank you for sharing your success emoticon

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ALICIA214 2/23/2014 12:22AM

 


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2014---- ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, changes!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

I've been away for awhile with a busy life- work, school, family, etc. I hope you all are doing well. I plan to scroll through my friends list in the coming weeks to see what you have all been up to.

I had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas. Made it into the 120's, although I'm up quite a few from holiday gains (not too worried about it thought).


As you can see from my profile pic, I died my hair even darker and gave myself bangs.



I got a very much desired book for Christmas... this thing costs $150. I've wanted it for years! I am so happy!!



My resolutions for the New Year are to finish nursing school, and maintain a body weight within the 120's. I've also been doing soul work/ inner work with a Jungian analyst. My third resolution is to make progress with this... though I don't know how this can be defined other than to keep seeing my analyst (end result unknown?!)

Kicking off the New Year early with a Vegan breakfast... Ezekiel bread with shredded cabbage lightly toasted in Olive Oil and tofu/ black bean/ squash stew...

  
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ANAWESOMELIFE 2/23/2014 9:59AM

    I bet Carl Jung was fascinating.

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BOOKLADY36S 2/20/2014 8:09PM

    You look awesome!

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KARENE10 2/9/2014 9:25AM

    You look amazing! Your life seems SO together:) emoticon
A $150.00 book~MUST be good emoticon

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FITWITHIN 1/25/2014 12:06PM

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FLAMENM 1/19/2014 10:34PM

    Just stopping by to say I loved the Huff Post article. You go, girl!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 1/14/2014 9:21PM

    Love the new look - hope your first few weeks of January are treating you well!

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KICKINGKILOS 1/7/2014 9:27AM

    emoticon :) 120's is my goal weight.

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RUDITUDI2000 1/2/2014 5:38PM

    The book looks quite interesting! The food looks delish! You look beautiful! You have some great goals for the New Year! Cheers to making it a fantastic 2014! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SADWHITEWOLF 1/2/2014 10:40AM

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EILEEN828 12/30/2013 12:25AM

    Love the bangs and fabulous new color. Happy new year.

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TRAVELNISTA 12/29/2013 8:31PM

    Yeas you look MARVELOUS! Keep up the excellent job.

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CATTUTT 12/29/2013 6:00PM

    You look great! Good luck with your goals in 2014!

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BECKYBRN 12/29/2013 3:42PM

    You are doing a great job - I know nursing school can be tough since I am a nurse and now teaching at a nursing school. Sounds like you are surviving and actually thriving a little. Your breakfast looks great!
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RUNNERRACHEL 12/29/2013 1:00PM

    Good to hear from you. Sounds like you are continuing to make progress and move forward. Keep up the great work!

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DSJB9999 12/29/2013 12:12PM

    I love the hair colour, you look emoticon

emoticon for sharing your goals



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