How do you decide what to eat next during a meal?

What do you eat next? - dinner food
United States
March 4, 2008 12:28pm CST
It depends on what the food is for me. If I'm eating mashed potatoes with a vegetable I usually mix the vegetable with the potatoes but when I'm eating something like a sandwich, chips and pickle I never know which I want to eat next! There doesn't seem to be any answer to why I eat one thing before the other. Do you have a "method" of eating one food before the other? Do you know what your reason is behind it? Is it something you have always done?
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11 responses
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
4 Mar 08
When eating a meal I usually start with the meat because that requires more chewing effort,ctry, then I will go to the vegetables and potatoes last. If I'm eating a sandwich, it's usually just a sandwich. Occasionally I will have chips with one. I have pretty much eaten like this all my life. I couldn't tell you why.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 Mar 08
My dad eats meat first also. he is the type that eats all of one food before eating the next actually. Funny watching him eat. All the meat first, then taters, etc etc. But he does use the bread or rolls to mop up juices and or gravies. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Meal - Looks good to me!
I don't decide till the day of because I don't know what I want till a few hours before my meal(time). I'm not a perfect eater either. I eat what I want when I want because I don't have any kids so I live for me and my husband and I don't know if I have tomorrow because I might die tonight so I want to die happy instead of being on some schedule or what ever. I know, a bit weird thinking on my part but I live for today. Maybe some day I'll go on that diet that I know I need to do but not right now.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
7 Mar 08
For me - because I misunderstood the discussion. lol
You know what? I think I misunderstood your discussion. After reading some other responses... doesn't match theirs in any way...(dunce cap for me) So try one more time? I don't eat anything in any order. Where ever my fork or hand reaches is what I eat next so I'd say I'm a random eater. Cheers my friend!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
18 Mar 08
I don't have any method as to which one I eat next. But I can tell you, I don't eat all of one thing and then the next thing. I eat a little bit of everything so that my food is mixed and I get the different flavours. What I mean is if I am eating, as in your example, a sandwhich and a pickle and chips, I will eat a bite of my sandwhich then a bite of my pickle and then a couple chips and then a bite of my sandwhich again and so on. I don't eat all of my sandwhich, then all of my pickle, then all of my chips. I eat a little bit of each.
@NesNez (71)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 08
hmm..i usally eat 1st what I don't like so much then I eat what I really love. I think I just want to have that taste stay..and also after finishing what I don' really like, I can better enjoy my fav food. Also for your example, I eat the chips first, si nce if I eat it at last, I can not get enough of it; which would be a pain for my scale..haha..=)
@subha12 (18453)
• India
5 Mar 08
actually we have a method to eat. We start with some type of food and then move to the next.it is the general way. but sometimes i take one after another as I like them.
• United States
5 Mar 08
When I eat my meal, i start eating of what appeals to me the least flavorful. In my mind, I think about it this way - if i eat it first I will have the good stuff left over for the end, which will keep my taste.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
5 Mar 08
That's funny! As I do the same with mashed potato & other vegetables. I mix them with the potato. I dont very often have mashed potato anymore as it is too fattening. If I have meat & salad for a meal, I usually start by eating a piece of meat, followed by some salad. I often end up mixing the two together.
@aminion (130)
• Canada
5 Mar 08
When it comes to food I mix everything up together. Hey next time you have a sandwich, chips and pickles put the chips and pickles in your sandwich it is really good and then you don't have to make the decision because you will be getting then all. Just an idea! :)
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I think I try to get a little bit of everthing on the fork so I get to taste it altogether LOL like a little slice of meat with one or two veges and mashed potato on top or rice.
@patgalca (14480)
• Orangeville, Ontario
4 Mar 08
If I have vegetables (which I don't anymore - I eat raw veggies) I eat them first because they cool down faster than any other food on the plate. Then I usually just go back and forth between what's on my plate. I don't eat any one thing all at once. Last night I had roast beef and mashed potatoes. I watched as my daughter ate all her mashed potatoes. I asked her why she wasn't eating her meat (it was cooked in the slow cooker and had a wonderful gravy on it). She said she was saving it for last. Being a lover of mashed potatoes I thought she would have saved those for last, but then I guess she loved them so much she wanted to eat them right away. I would rather have the food I love most the last flavour in my mouth to linger there long after the meal is finished.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I am a tater and bread type man. I always eat my taters first then the bread or rolls etc. then whatever feels or looks good is eaten next. The only thing I do is eat the taters first and foremost. As far as other meals I just eat whatever looks the tastiest first. Seldom is that the veggies as I don't like them a whole lot unless they are from my garden. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~