This is so funny that I found this question this morning. I am sitting here eating a mid morning snack and as I was chewing, I was thinking of my Dad. He used to tell all of us to chew our food well. My Dad never had digestive problems or weight problems.
When I was working, my meal breaks were sometimes 10 or 15 minutes, so I ate fast.
Now, I eat fairly slow.
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It depends on the situation. If I am with others, I eat slow and take my time visiting. If I'm by myself, I tend to eat fast, and also tend to eat more.
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2,116 8/20/13 10:31 A
I think I'm in between. I don't gobble my food but I also don't put my fork down after each bite and thoughtfully chew - something I am trying to work on.
8/20/13 10:25 A
8/20/13 9:50 A
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726 8/20/13 9:39 A
I eat fast, especially if it's something I really enjoy. I'll sit down with a plate, and next thing I know it's gone and I don't even really remember tasting it. I tend to zone out while I eat, which isn't good.
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16,147 8/20/13 8:43 A
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8/20/13 8:28 A
I tend to eat fast. It's a trait I learned in grade school. Hurry up and eat lunch so you had time left to play. I'm working on slowing down.
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1,377 8/20/13 8:17 A
It depends on what I am eating and when. For example, I hate when my cereal gets soggy so I tend to eat if fast. If I am out with friends or family I probably eat more slowly because I am more focused on talking and catching up than on the food.
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8/20/13 8:05 A
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3,293 8/20/13 1:27 A
I am always the slowest eater at the table and always have been.
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8/20/13 1:00 A
First one finished at the table, no matter how hard I try to slow down!
8/20/13 12:48 A
Really Fast... I try to go slow and I'm always done first... everyone always says "you must have been hungry!"
8/19/13 11:47 P
I have slowed down a lot.
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17,020 8/19/13 11:46 P
I am always the last to finish eating.
8/19/13 11:27 P
Slow- usually the last to finish eating.
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899 8/19/13 11:15 P
fast. always have. I have tried to slow down by putting my fork down between bites but I still eat too fast
8/19/13 10:03 P
I used to be the same way. Everyone had to wait for me to get done but that was before I went of the semi with my hubby about 30 years ago. It was hurry up to get there, get unloaded and hurry to get somewhere and reload. So all I heard was " hurry, hurry hurry and now it is hard to break that habit.
I have been a slow eater all my life. I am usually the last one to finish eating. I like to savor my food I guess.
8/19/13 9:30 P
They say if you slow down your eating you can lose more weight. One article I read said you can lose about 20 pounds a year by slowing down your eating? It says to put your fork down between each bite and chew at least 20 times for each bite. What do you think?
I have started to eat slower and stretching out my bites. Today I took one bite, set the fork down, chewed 45 times...then counted to 30 took a sip of water and started over again. I did feel fuller faster. It took a lot of effort to remember to do that so I guess I was focused on the food even though watching t.v.