Do you eat fast or slow?

@Marcola (2776)
United States
March 23, 2008 11:34am CST
People have told me it's best to eat slow, because you eat less and you enjoy your food more. You should set your fork down after every bite. I rarely do this. When I'm hungry, really hungry, I eat so fast. I might get indigestion, but when I'm done, I can move on to other things. I must admit though, some things do taste better when you don't inhale them. Still, I don't want to be at the dinner table for an hour, just because I'm eating slow. What about you? Do you eat fast or slow?
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13 responses
• United States
23 Mar 08
There is a guy on The Learning Channel that was talking about this yesterday. Its a new show thats on... he was talking about the importance of eating slow and how it results in weight loss. Its amazing.. I dont think I can do it though. I'll settle on watching what I eat and exercising!
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Good for you! I need to exercise more and watch what I eat. I watch what I eat-often cake, ice cream and pie for a few seconds. Then I decide to stop watching and eat it so it can unite joyfully with my stomach.
• India
24 Mar 08
eating slow results in weight loss!! I never knew this. I didnt exactly figureout as to how eating slow reduces weight. can you brief out if you know about that.
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• United States
24 Mar 08
I've heard that when you eat slow, you get fuller faster and tend to eat less food than normal. Thats what I've always been told, anyways. I dont know how much truth it holds.
• India
24 Mar 08
HI Marcola.. I enjoy when it comes to my favourite dish. Usually I eat at an average speed. But when I am in a hurry or very hungry I almost try to gulp. (I know this is a very bad habit.)
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Yeah, that's happened to me before. Not the healthiest, but sometimes you don't have a choice. There are worse habits out there, though. Much worse.
• Singapore
24 Mar 08
I eat faster than anybody does on the table but I don't get choke. Whenever, I feel hungry or not, as long as there is food in front of me, it will be finished within 5 minutes. People who dine with me telling me there is no competition on how fast you can eat, please eat slowly wait for me! . Despite their words of persuasion, my speed of eating is uncontrollable. They even suggest to me that I should eat grain by grain of rice, one by one at one time. I think by using this eating method, I can stay at the table from dawn to dusk.
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Yeah, you don't want to eat some foods-carrots-uber fast. Still, you can move on to other things sooner this way.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
23 Mar 08
You are kind of like me Marco. If hungry (and alone) I'll eat a bit faster. Most times though... I'm a slow eater. Even on rare lunches with co-workers... usually I'm trying to catch up!
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Well, I just don't worry about it. People will think what they're going to think and I'm not going to let that affect my eating habits. If they're disgusted by that, that's not my problem.
@mrpippo (756)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I have a bad habit of eating fast ,i wish i could eat slower ,because eating fast is not good for you and it looks bad also..
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Yeah, but you know what they say, "Time is money." Personally, I don't think it looks that bad to eat fast.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
25 Mar 08
Hi there... Im quiet the slow eater. I like to enjoy my food, I dont rush for no one, I enjoy chewing every bit of up. I think if I had to eat fast, I would get no satisfaction and probably keep on eating. Have a great day...
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
I eat a bit slow at times, if i am with my closest friends cause i enjoy my talks with them that my food is hardly touched. I eat fairly fast at home though cause i am always in a hurry to do something else.. like immediately got to the pc, watch tv, etc.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
I always eat so slow.. I always have to make a point that i enjoyed my food and make sure that I digest it well ..
• China
24 Mar 08
always too fast except in formal dinner maybe its not beneficial for my health
@hhw521 (216)
• China
24 Mar 08
i thought i eat fast ,i alway cost five to ten munites to have a meal ,but compare my friend in college ,i found i was not the fastest ,some people eat too fast which can pass your imagine .
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
24 Mar 08
Well, the people that tell you that is best to eat slow are right. Food should be chewed properly for better digestion. Also being in a rush when eating doesn't allow you to enjoy your food the way it should and you might tend to feel hungry again earlier. How long you take eating might also depend if you're eating alone or not. Usually when we're eating with other people we tend to have a conversation and take longer eating. The whole meal is pleasant and people have time to eat slowly and chew properly. WHen one is alone there is a tendency to eat faster. Still proper chewing of food and eating a bit slower will be beneficial. Doesn't mean that one hour is needed, but slowing down a bit might be a good idea. I do eat slow. I taste the food, chew it properly and enjoy it. But I do tend to eat faster when I eat alone,it's only natural.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I eat way too fast, I think I always have. I know it's better to slow down, but I can't. My husband eats slow and it drives me crazy that I'm always done way before him and then I just sit there. I'll try to eat slower, or wait before putting more on my plate, but still he is way behind me, so I usually end up eating more. Sometimes I'll finish and have to leave the table because I know I'll eat way too much. Not very sociable of me, but my weight is already and issue.
@jona_jz (80)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
I eat fast and I don't know that it's considered as bad habit. I don't know what's wrong with that when you're just used to it, right? Well, I eat fast because aside from being used to it, I feel I won't be full if I eat slow. I don't like chewing food so much that it seems to become liquid when you swallow. I want to feel a little lump to go down to my throat to my stomach otherwise, I don't feel like I am eating and I won't know when I would be full.