Your eating speed, fast or slow?

@kevinll (967)
China
January 24, 2010 4:49am CST
I don't like be the last one of eating. Maybe I eat slowly. Especially When I have lunch I have to eat quickly. Although I'm not the slowest one I don't want my friends wait for me. Sometimes I think they eat less and not full. If I eat more qucickly I feel uncomfortable. So in order to have the same speed with my friends I eat less. How about you? Do you eat quickly or slowly?
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33 responses
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
I usually eat fast than the other members in our house or than my friends. I don't think I'm rushing it. I just eat fast. An i stop eating when i feel like i am full, i don't wait til i am really full. And i usually don't drink anything during meal times. i drink when i am finish eating.
• United States
26 Jan 10
I eat fast like you, but I do drink a lot. When we go out to eat, I will drink two or two and a half glasses of diet soda to my mother's one. She says that I fill up more on liquid than food and my response is always that diet soda does not have calories. However, I still get my full share of food and trust me - it shows!
@vycess (1590)
• Saudi Arabia
24 Jan 10
Oh, I know the feeling when you are the last one eating...But I do eat and catch up with them when necessary because it's kinda embarrassing and not good if they will wait for me, staring at me when they all were finished eating and I'm not done yet.
@kevinll (967)
• China
29 Jan 10
Hi,vycess, I will feel uncomforable when they star at me, sometimes they can make joke with you, so i don't want the last one. Good luck!
• China
24 Jan 10
When I eat in my own house or with my family, I usually eat slow to give time to me for enjoying the taste, if I eat too fast I often don't know what I am eating. But I will eat fast when togather with others espacially work partners cause I will feel uncomfartable for keeping them waiting.
@kevinll (967)
• China
28 Jan 10
Hi, you are right, we can enjoy our eating with family, even if we are the last one, it doesn't matter. For the meal of working we want to keep the speed of others. Good luck!
• Australia
24 Jan 10
I don't think my eating is fast, and it is not slow either :D Many people eats quickly and I don't know why they have to do that. Just enjoy the food, feel the taste. I have read an article says that if you eat too fast, you might have stomachache, which is not good at all. Btw my dad eat very slow and he's always the last one in the family to finish off the meal :D
@kevinll (967)
• China
27 Jan 10
Hi, I also see this kind of article, it is not good to eat very fast. Someone ajust their eating speed after they have stomach problem. Have a nice day!
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
24 Jan 10
I normally win (as in finish first) unless I eat with my mother or my cousin. I think I must have been trying to keep up with my mother and my brother all the time when I was a kid because I always thought I was a slow eater, and then I started eating together with other people and found out that I'm pretty fast. Not very fast, but fast enough.
@kevinll (967)
• China
25 Jan 10
Hi, torunn, i agree with you, i want to catch up with other people, so i adjust my speed of eating, maybe i can not be the first one, but i don't want to be the last one. If let other people wait for me i will feel uncomfortable. Good luck!
• China
6 Jun 10
haha...eat at home when I was slow,but with friends and eat not slow also is not very soon.The same as you,I don't want my friends wait for me.I have heard a word,Blessed is the man that eating slowly.If we eat slowly,food will be our better chew,this will benefit our digestion.So if have enough time,I will eat slowly.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
5 Jun 10
I am told that I eat very slow although I don't think I do. I don't rush when I am eating and I enjoy the taste of my food and almost savour every mouthfull. The only time I might gobble my food down is if I am really hungry but that isn't often because it really isn't good for you to eat fast. I never stop eating because someone is waiting for me. Although I am usually the one finished first anyways because I don't eat a whole lot but if I was still hungry and everyone else was finished I would still eat till I was done. I am pretty sure that other people don't mind waiting. But that is really nice of you and everyone is different and that's okay too.
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
fast when i am in a hurry but slow other wise cuz you just enjoy your food just as long as it is still in you mouth, when it passes the throat its over, so better eat slow and enjoy the taste
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I eat fast. I try to slow down how fast I eat but it never works. I eat pizza with a knife and fork, to try to slow it down. I don't talk that much, so I am always done before my friends are. I hate being the first one done, as then you don't have anything to do with your hands, but I always am.
• Bangladesh
26 Jan 10
Hey Hey hey! I think you're too overnice about yourself. Why don't you take it easy and relax. There is saying in our country, Bangladesh. That is: "Eat and wear according to your taste." That means: "When you eat eat as much as you want and for as long time you need and wear clothes as like you love to display yourself." So, don't bother to take time while eating. Because eating fast is not scientific and not beneficial for your health. The people who eat naturally slow are less prone to fall ill. I'm also a slow eater and I feel happy, peaceful and comfortable. Good luck!
• China
26 Jan 10
i think i eat fast. cause i'm always the first to finish my meals. esp in the past. but recently, i feel it's not good to eat too fast, so i'm planning to eat slowly. that'll be better to health.
• United States
26 Jan 10
I joke that I'm the slowest eater in the west. I like to thoroughly chew my food and it's become a habit. I do eat less when I'm eating with others. I often order a "to go" box when my friends are finished eating. That way, they don't have to wait for me to finish.
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
26 Jan 10
I eat slowly, they say that is good for you. I have a problem eating sometimes, I choke easy. This is why I eat more slowly. I am eating when most others are done. I try not to let it bother me, most people that eat with me, know about my problem. Have a great day.
• United States
25 Jan 10
After spending entirely too many years in jobs with 30 minute breaks I've gotten in the habit of either eating fast or just not as much
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
25 Jan 10
That depends on the situation. I try to go slowly, but often times, due to time constraints, I have to go fast. If I'm at home with no where to go, slowly, if I'm at work, fast. I wish I could eat slowly all the time, it's better for me, esp. at my age, but I don't always have that option.
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
i usually eat fast.Specially when I'm very much hungry.But when i'm sick, I don't have the appetite to eat at all. And when I eat in a restaurant with my friends and family I eat formally. It also depends on my mood.If I feel happy, I also have a good appetite so I eat fast. But when I'm depressed I don't feel like eating at all.
• China
25 Jan 10
when I am in university I eat fast,when at home I am eat slowly. At school I just dont want my friends wait me, so I must eat quickly. when at home eat slowly talking with me parents is am interesting thing.
• India
25 Jan 10
i normally eat fast if i was in college and i will eat slowly if i went for a dine with my friends or have lunch with my family. i think its never a matter to be first or last but need self satisfaction.
• Indonesia
25 Jan 10
i eat very slowly, if i have something in my mind. i eat very quick if i like the dish.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
For me I eat quickly covered 15minutes I totally done why I use that why because when I'm in the work before 15 minute only spent for our eating time.