How many of you are having the reading habit while eating?

@kumarpslv (3217)
India
February 20, 2009 4:13pm CST
I used to read new papers of magazines while eating. Without any book or some thing at least bit of paper, will not go for eating. I have been advised and warned even threatened from my young age for thin. But I am not able to leave this habit and also don't like to leave. Am I having supporters among the members?
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@ElicBxn (60970)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I know we're not supposed to, but I do it anyway!
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Jul 09
Yes..We are not supposed to do anything while eating except eating.I feel very happy to know that there are so many people like me and some time I used to think as like ,if I am psycho or something else as I am not able to stop or even to reduce this habit. But now I have been forced to reduced this as I am taking my lunch out site my home as my family members have moved to my relatives home for some functions. i can not continue this for at least a week as this is not possible in the hotels as the others may tenses on seeing this.Thanks for your response and sorry for the delayed reply.
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@ElicBxn (60970)
• United States
20 Jul 09
If I'm alone at a table, no matter where I'm at, I try to have a book with me. This makes me feel not so alone - I'm nose deep in my friends in print.
@Mathurin (491)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
well i can eat while reading but i can skip reading if i am eating... i mean there is food to look at, to smell, to taste and to enjoy... i can skip reading... if i set my self in a long reading, there should be food... nibbles will do like chips and nuts or fruit bits...
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Jul 09
If the food items in the table is not of my favorites, then I will read more pages than normally I do read .I don't know am I doing this to deviate the concentration from the taste of the food or not. But it started only to avoid the taste of some food items that was not my favorite .Now the habit is continuing and it seems that I am not going to control this till the end of my life. Everyone saying this as the bad habit.But many are doing the same like me.Happy to know that there are more people to read while eating.Thanks for your response and sorry for the delayed reply.
@rmuxagirl (7560)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Now that I think about it, I do read a lot while I eat, but I also do a lot of different things while I eat. I watch television, write, read, play on the computer, but I do read a lot. I read the most when I am taking a nice hot bubble bath, that's my favorite time to read.
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Jul 09
I will not do anything except reading the books while eating and the food is having second preference in this case.Some time. I can take my food even without water. But I will not do, without books and only for reading the books, I used to take my food outside my home .This may not be possible if we are about to take in others home or in hotels.I don't have the feel of eating if I am not able to have any book while eating. I may be a different addict.Thanks to you for spending your time to respond to this discussion and sorry for the delayed reply.
• China
21 Feb 09
I 'm not used to reading while eating, just because my hands are busy. But at other times I like reading, e.g. while I'm paying a call, which is always my favorite time for reading.
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Jul 09
This habit started in me once when I happened to have my lunch in my friends home .The taste of the food was very worst and just to deviate my concentration on the food, I asked for some magazine and started reading as like that was my habit. I finished the lunch with hard effort with the help of that magazine. But this habit is still continuing in me and I am not able to stop though all in my family are against this habit.But now I am not reading books in the morning times as it will take time to finish my tiffin.Thanks for your response ans sorry for the delayed reply.
• Indonesia
21 Feb 09
when i'm eating i just eating the food, i'm not do anything beside that.i always enjoy my food, if i do something like reading newspaper or reading a book, i can't comcentrate with my food so i can't enjoy it. may be i just talk with my family when i eating
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Jul 09
Everyday, my parents and other family members used to advise to not to do like that. but I am not able to stop that habit and many time I have taken some food item that are to be neglected while eating , like chilly as I am not concentrating what I am having in the plate.Also, sometime, I will fail to place my hand in the plate.Now I am trying to reduce this habit and not to stop as this is not possible for me.Thanks for your response and sorry for the delayed reply.
@scheng1 (24724)
• Singapore
21 Feb 09
Love to read newspaper while having breakfast. So far haven't choke on any news yet. Fortunately haven't cultivate the habit of reading while having lunch or dinner.
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
21 Feb 09
Yours is normal one and no one can say anything about this, as you are doing while taking your breakfast. Most are doing like this. Thanks for your support.
@Lore2009 (7387)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I don't have this habit but sometimes I'll eat by my computer when I'm alone. But when I've had this done by someone else when I am there, I find it rude. If people are there to eat with you I wouldn't do it.
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Feb 09
Thanks for your opinion.I should get rid of this.
@dodo19 (35879)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 Feb 09
If I'm alone and I'm eating, then I might do both at the same time. But I usually don't if I'm sitting with someone or something, because I find it a little impolite to both in their faces. With the possible exception maybe if I'm studying with someone and we're eating while doing so.
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Feb 09
You are my partial supporter as you are doing the same when you are alone atleast. Thanks for your response
@cher913 (25884)
• Canada
20 Feb 09
i am so not one that just sits still even while eating so i like to read while i eat. when i worked 8 hours a day and had an hour for lunch, i always had a book with me! now i dont always have time to read and eat (i work part time outside of the house) and work at home as well but i try to read an hour each night and have a healthy snack with it.
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Feb 09
Thanks for being my supporter. But many of are against this habit.Thanks for your response.
@SomeCowgirl (32264)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I can't say that I have made it a habit to read and eat at the same time, but I do believe I have on occasion picked something up to read it while I was eating as I enjoyed the story very much. I know that I used to enjoy fan fiction and would read it while at school waiting for school to start. Now though, I don't very much read while eating, but do like to watch television or play a video game, or a board game. Eating and reading usually is something done during the morning or at night.
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Feb 09
Thanks. At least you please try to throw away this habit of " occasional reading'. I tried for that but not possible.Thanks for your participation.
@Bebs08 (10687)
• United States
20 Feb 09
well, I am don't like to read while eating bu my hubby does. he always read while eating in fact he eats in his computer desk reading the news and whatever he wants to read online while eating. I am doing that also at time specially when I am on mylot but I tell you what? I can;t concentrate in either of the two. Eating and reading, I want to either read or eat not doing both at the same time.
@kumarpslv (3217)
• India
20 Feb 09
I must thank your hubby and i request you to not to scold him for this.( I need supporter) But We all know that this is not a good practice, as we are doing this from our childhood, we are not able to leave it. Convey my regards and thanks to your hubby and to you.