are you the fast or slow eater?

Philippines
June 8, 2009 4:45pm CST
Hey! It just struck me when a friend of mine commented how fast i eat. Imagine, i can eat a meal for a few minutes. Few means 3-5 minutes. I usually do this in front of others and i don't mind how fast i do it until one friend straightforwardly told me. I tried to slow down but it really gives me a pleasure to eat fast. How about you? How long do you eat a meal? How should one eat a meal anyway?
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
im a fast eater too... but i can eat slow if need be... when im on my own, i tend to eat fast because i have a lot of things to do. also in college i eat fast too even my friends tell me that. but im not really bothered by it though, i think its ok, as long i chew my food before swallowing it...
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• Philippines
12 Jun 09
same here! =) but on the record, i haven't experienced being choked because i eat fast..LOL. =)
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
... me too...
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
Almost all in the family are slow eaters including me I usually enjoy the food I am eating so that it can easily digest in our body.. I think regardless of your eating manners, one should just balance eating. God says 'whether you eat, drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God'..
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• Philippines
12 Jun 09
thanks! yeah..everything we do should be for the Lord. =)
• India
8 Jun 09
It depends on the situation I am in..If I get enough time then I eat slow. If I have to hurry,I prefer eating fast so as to save some time.I take lunch very fast. Specially because at noon I am always at work,except for the sundays.But I take 30 minutes to have my dinner. I like watching television while taking dinner.
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• Philippines
12 Jun 09
That's good for you because you are a versatile eater..hehehe..thanks
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
8 Jun 09
Hello rizam03 , I am one of the slow eaters. I like to enjoy my food. I also was told by my mother to eat slow and chew carefully at least 25 times so that's what I do and have done since I can remember.As for how long it takes it depends on what I am eating. If I have to cut the food I will take longer.For any one else as long as they don't have any problems I can see no time limit on how fast they could or should eat.
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• Philippines
12 Jun 09
maybe i should try to eat slowly sometime. i may have the pleasure to eat fast but i did not enjoy the food..why not?! thanks! =)
@Preciousgem (1190)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
I can do fast and slow eating,it depends in the situation, whether when i am in the outside and eating in restaurant and other home, i usually eat fast to maintain the time that i spent in eating, and if we go somewhere and if we are doing something i am ready,when i am at the home fast and slow to eat and chew the food, and get some vitamin to the food i eat,and if feel that i had a bad mood an even when i feel sick i usually eat 3- 5 minutes fast and 5- 15 minutes slow.
@igna42 (17)
• United States
8 Jun 09
I thought I was the only one who eats that fast! My family is constantly commenting on how fast I eat. I think I do it because I am so busy. Usually, I am feeding the grandchildren and children first and by the time I get a chance to pick up a plate, they are finished and moving on to something else. If I don't eat fast, I don't eat. Trouble when I'm aloe though, cause I tend to eat more. Works for me in a restaurant though, especially a buffet. My husband is a slow eater. So, he gets his food and I help get food for the kiddies. They begin eating and then I go get mine. This way, we all finish about the same time. Up side to everything - just gotta look for it! Eat up!
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
and I thought I was alone!! LOL. I eat really fast.. And I don't know why.. I have never been a busy person, I just like doing things fast. Hehe. The thing with me though is I like talking, I like talking a lot.. But eventhough I tell stories over meals I still tend to always finish my meal first compared to other people, and that's taking into consideration that I don't talk when I have something in my mouth... LOL. Sometimes it makes me think on how I do it. eat fast and talk fast. Oh well, nobody's ever complained to me though. But I read somewhere that when you eat slowly, you'll tend to loose weight, because it gives your body time to tell your brain that your stomach is already full...
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• Philippines
12 Jun 09
wow! you're interesting! but you know, although i eat fast, i'm not that big person. maybe because i have an athletic type of body and jogging is one of my hobby..=)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
I am too! I mean, I'm not a big person as well... so I guess the studies concerning how fast you eat may affect your weight does not apply to us. LOL! Happy eating! =)
@shyamlal (3538)
• India
8 Jun 09
It depends on what I am eating..If its something which I love to eat,then I will enjoy every moment of it..
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• Hong Kong
9 Jun 09
That's very true, I eat my favorite foods faster than others food.
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
it really depends on what i'll eat. but i can assure you that i am not a slow eater. it makes me lose my appetite if i'll eat in a slow phase. my cousin told me that one should eat a meal by savoring it bit by bit by chewing it more. and man, she's always the last one to finish when we're together as if she put everything in her mouth one piece after another in a smaller portion. i can't do that and don't have enough patience on it. i am ok with how i eat so better stick with what i am accustomed to do.
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@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
9 Jun 09
i think normally i can eat slowly than fast when i have my meals daily!!Or better i don't know because in realtion to somebody i am fast and others i am really slow so in many cases depends with whom you compare your way to eat than to be in general or absolut faster than slower...but i guess that for the majority i will be slow!!
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@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
8 Jun 09
I am a slow eater I like to take my time and enjoy my food and digestit
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@calyxus (827)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
Omigosh! I'm also a fast eater... Wahaha! Everytime me and my friends eat in the cafeteria, I always finish first and I come up staring at them while they finish their meal. Well, maybe they are just slow-eaters... LOL
@DrRac0 (126)
• United States
9 Jun 09
haha then u r fast :o
@YaYaMom (70)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I am a fast eater. There is never enough time to sit down and eat at work in a relaxed atmosphere. But I do have stomach problems too now from fast for years. I think taking the time to chew up your food and taking your time eating is better than eating fast because eating fast in my opinion can cause problems. So slow down with that eating, try to enjoy what you eat, and hopefully you will not develop stomach problems like I did later on down the road!
@DrRac0 (126)
• United States
9 Jun 09
yep, i agree!! try eating slower than usual
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
4 Jul 09
I am a slow eater.I eat slowly because the food gets digested well in my stomach.It is also good for the health and nutrition for the body.In my home when i was a small boy i will finish the food last.So everyone will make fun of me.Nowadays when i go to college or work i will eat fast as i have to reach at the appointed time.I know it is very bad for health.
@katka15 (105)
• Slovak Republic
13 Jun 09
I am a slow eater with certain types of food and a fast one with others. For example I cannot eat chocolate slowly! As a child I could nibble on a single piece for minutes. Now I just pop it into my mounth, chew a few times and that's it. On the other hand I tend to enjoy ice cream for as long as possible, risking that it will melt before I get to finish the bowl. On the average, it takes me 10-15 minutes to eat a complete meal.
@renlay (36)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
I'm a fast-eater too! But it depends on the food I guess. :D
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
9 Jun 09
my hubby and my daughter eat really fast and i am always on them to eat slower because i dont think its good for your stomach to eat really fast. it takes time to digest your food and plus the slower you eat, the faster you get filled up, so you dont eat as much!
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
9 Jun 09
I think I have habit really opposite of yours. I am not that slow as fast you are but still slower. Whenever we all friends visit any place to hang out and taking something to eat I am never the first person to finish that food. Even though i know that I am little slower in eating I always have a good reason to say others that I am biting my food too much. lol
• United States
9 Jun 09
I am an extremely fast eater. To me eating is something that must be done to keep me alive, not something i really enjoy and look forward to throughout the day. So i make my food and eat it fast.
• India
9 Jun 09
Well according to science and for easy digestion everything, you should eat slowly; But hey who cares.loll! In these busy world who have time to eat slowly? There times I eat really very slow and sometimes fast. Now even i remember sometimes when my friends and I sit in canteen we race who eats faster, so that they can take from others share.loll! My friend always win. Cause he is fat.loll! So he wins.