Do you eat fast?

@daffy6 (102)
Malaysia
October 27, 2009 11:13pm CST
I ate my meals very fast. I always tell myself to slow down but in the end I ate fast again. Do you eat your meals fast too?
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16 responses
@dekada80 (388)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
No, it depends on what food I am eating, where I am eating and the situation 'm in. Sometimes, it takes me longer if I don't like the food but I have to eat but if it's my favorite, I can finish it in around 5 mins. I tend to eat longer when I'm home compared when I'm eating outside just like in the restaurant or in a friends house. Also I can I can finish my meal fast if I'm in a hurry for something.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
I'm also eat fast I know it is bad because there's a tendency you overeat or you going to have indigestion. The recommended time to finish our food is 30 minutes. I tried to eat slow but after few days I'm going to eat fast again.
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 09
In the past, there are a lot of times I took my meal while driving. A sandwich on my left and right hand on the car steering. I like to eat with the television on or with a book.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
4 Nov 09
No. i won't eat fast. I will chew the food thouroughly and then swallow. But sometimes, when I need to go out, that time I will eat fast.
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 09
you are doing right . It is normal to eat fast when you out there,
@buping (954)
• China
29 Oct 09
hi daffy, i do not eat fast, it is really no good to your health, you have to eat slowly if time is available. i used to eat very fast, and friends around me always told me to slow down, and i did, there is one tip for you, you can talk with your friends when eating, i know it is not a good way, but it is really helpful.:)happy mylotting.
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 09
Lately, I have tried to talk with my friends while im eating. It helps me to slow down. It may not be good way but it works. It is better to talk while eating to slow down your meals than to eat your meals fast.
@sblossom (2170)
29 Oct 09
I know I should be more careful with the speed when I eat. However it’s a very difficult thing to change. I was a child I usually ate fast, now I tried to be a little slower, especially here in the UK people like talking when they have a meal. In my culture better not talk when you eat. So now I always tell me to slow down when I have meals with my husband and other friends. I also slow down when I’m alone to eat. I try to make my life speed down. So I don’t feel have pressure in my life.
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 09
When I am alone , I tend to eat faster and not slower as you do. lol
@borhan (1345)
• United States
29 Oct 09
The more you chew your foods, the more it is easier to digest. Not only that if you chew it more then the amount of saliva will be more moxed with foods, That is also very helpful for your body. Though i am putting the advice, but reality is that i also eat very fast. Thank you.
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 09
It needs some practice to overcome this problem. I always get indigestion.
@cjfoust (614)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I am definately the opposite. I am a slow eater. My husband on the other hand, is a very fast eater. He use to be a volunteer firefighter until he messed up his shoulder, so he is use to eating quickly and on the run. He finishes every single meal way before I do. Sometimes I feel bad for eating so slow, but I can't help it!
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 09
Now I am learning to eat slow and I hope I will pass this test. So far till now, I still eat fast but at a slower rate than what I did in the past. I am going to be a slow eater in future and I think it needs a lot of practice for me.
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yeah, I'm generally a fast eater, even when I am with friends and we chat as we eat, I almost always seem to be the first one to finish. Also at home, when we eat together, I'm always the first to finish. Or maybe it's because I eat less than all the others? LOL! I am not sure, but yeah, I consider myself a fast eater. I've read though that eating slowly is better and you have a lesser tendency to get fat because the body gets a better chance to fully absorb all nutrients.
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 09
That was what I heard too. I often got indigestion due to fast eating but I am going to change this habit . I am going to write "EAT SLOW" on a big piece of paper and place it near my dining table.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
28 Oct 09
My parents say, eat reflect how we work. if we eat quickly, then we are people who can get the job done quickly. if you eat slowly, so we are slow in completing the work. I always tried to eat quickly, not in a hurry but not too slow.
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 09
When I was a kid, my parents told me this too because as kids , I will take our meals with a book on the other hand. I will eat 2 or 3 scoops of food and I will take a look on the book while chewing it. That is why I took a long time to finish my meal.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Oct 09
I don't eat very fast. I know people who eat very slow and people who eat very fast. I have a colleague who eats very fast. She comes along with me to have lunch at my work place. She eats her whole lunch in three or four minutes and waits for me to finish my lunch. I think we should take time to enjoy each spoon of food and have it slow if we have enough time to spend.
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 09
She eats much faster than me. I take about 5 mins usually to finish off my lunch and about 5 to 10 mins for my dinner. I always tell myself to enjoy my food slowly and when I have my first bite, I forgot about it totally. I think I need to write on a piece of paper to remind me.
• United States
3 Dec 09
Yes, plenty of times. I keep trying to get myself to slow down as well because I would like to enjoy my meals but sometimes I just eat it faster than I'd like. I barely even get to savour the taste of the food until I swallow it =/
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
I kinda eat my meals fast. Maybe that's why I tend to eat more than I should. Haha!
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
I don't like to eat alone. Eating with a crowd encourages chit chat and chit chat makes you eat slower. I try to finish my food in no less than 30mins.
@magic9 (981)
• China
29 Oct 09
I usually eat as a stable speed. Neither too fast nor too slow. It would take me about 30 minutes to finish a meal. I do not ofen eat fasf food such as KFC, Subway and Pizza Hut. It is bad for my digestive system.
@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
I sometimes do. Especially at work where I need to be in a hurry all the time. I know it's bad because you're not giving your intestine time to digest all the food you consume properly. But i have to..
• India
28 Oct 09
Yes I'm completed my meal in 2-3 min. But when I'm watching a TV then I'm take 15 Min. for eating food.
@niuniu1 (166)
• China
28 Oct 09
sometimes,i've read that eating slower is good to our health,so now i often eat slow purposively.