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Didn't know that. Thanks.
Thank you for the information.
This is definitely true for me. I'm following the Beck Diet Solution programme, and I have taught myself to eat more slowly by putting down my fork after every three bites and drinking some water. I've always struggled to drink 8 glasses of water/day; since I started this "forced slow down", I am drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day.
Someone said using a chopsticks slowed them down. Not me, I was taught chopsticks before silverware. So I’m just the opposite. I really enjoy my food with chopsticks but I tend to eat slower with silverware. Caught in the middle I am.
I have Gastroparesis and I have always been a slow eater and I still have heartburn after I eat or even just drinking water.
Great tips! Thanks!
That's why you have to eat before you get too hungry or else eating slowly goes out the window. Preparation preparation preparation.....
I like to put down my utensils between bites and have a sip of water. Also, I try to talk between bites. And as odd as this sounds, I cut my food into smaller pieces so it takes longer to eat and I won't just gobble it down :)
As a teacher with only a 30 minute lunch break this is easier said than done but I will try to be more slow when I eat.
My husband always puts his fork down when he is eating. I asked him why and he said his mother told him to do so. Eventually I decided to put my fork down and when I eat like a sandwich, I put that down on my plate or napkin. Once your mouth is empty pick up your food again. It does prolong the meal but I have much less heart burn. I used to complain to the DR and I was given medication. I did not like taking medication. Thanks to my spouse I rarely have heartburn. Pat in Maine.
I had surgery last year because the valve between my esophagus and stomach never closed...resulting in severe GERD and regurgitation from the time I was a small child. Now I MUST eat slowly because the food doesn't go down as easily. I find that I eat a lot less now that my meals take about 30 minutes.
I use a timer for 20 min. and make sure I chew well.
Thanks I needed that. I am always told by my baby I eat my food too fast.
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