Eating Fast

@emine08 (1531)
Indonesia
January 22, 2011 8:17am CST
my friend said that i am slow in eating something. when we ate together, my friend was always the first and she had to wait for me to finish my food. but now i always the first because my hubby is more slow than me in eating some foods. how about you? do you bother with it? share your opinion and your experience here....
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13 responses
• United States
27 Jan 11
It depends on what I'm eating and how hungry I am, or who I'm with because talking sometimes slows me down lol (NOT with food in my mouth). If I'm eating something that has a lot of bones or something like that that I have to pick at then it will take me longer to eat. Sometimes I like to savor what I'm eating too if it's good so I try to make it last as long as I can lol. I know some people that take forever to eat. It doesn't really bother me, once I'm not in a rush to go somewhere.
@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 11
hi chastised.... it is good if you can manage your eating style. it is good for you. but for me, it is rather difficult. sometimes i eat a little because i am in hurry. it is good as long as you like it. some response in here said that eating slowly is the key to loose weight, what is your opinion?
• United States
27 Jan 11
Sorry, I meant to write that it takes a while for your body to send the message to your brain that you are full*
• United States
27 Jan 11
My kids are very putzy sometimes when it comes to eating. Other times they inhale like it's going out of style. I find eating fast will make me feel sick and in quanity too. I know hubby I thought for what he made himself for lunch was eaten too fast and has complained of an upset tummy since.
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 11
hi... 3snugglebunnies... i think it is normal for kids. i will also feel uncomfortable in my stomach if i eat to fast. i think if we eat slowly, i love my digestion system.
@camposkat (310)
26 Jan 11
I eat fast especially when I am hungry. I sometimes find myself over stuffed and had to drink in between because I swallow the food too fast LOL. I was always told that people who eat slowly seldom tend to overeat or makes you eat less and some say this is the key to losing weight.
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 11
i think you are right camposkat. my eating portion is not too much. my weight also stabil between 48 to 50 kg. it is interesting to know that eating slowly can be the other alternative to losing weight. how about you? is there any bad effect or good effect by eating fast?
@youless (90476)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Jan 11
I eat slowly. I just can't eat faster, otherwise I will feel uncomfortable. This is why sometimes my friends like to tease me and they doubt whether I have teeth. It is suggested not to eat food faster, because it is not good for the digestion. So I think perhaps eating slowly is not a big issue. I love China
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 11
i agree with you youless, it isnot comfortable if we eat fastly, our digestion system cannot accept this. thanks for sharing here youless and happy mylotting...
@zambian (31)
• India
23 Jan 11
Hello there. I guess I am one of those who eat really fast. I never thought much about it but eating is more of a chore than a pleasure for me. No time to really enjoy the food, always thinking of the next thing to do. I guess reading the other comments here, I should slow down a bit and think of the health benefits of eating slower. I do think I chew the food 30 times but just really fast but I should eat slower and I will give it try starting my next meal...Thanks for starting this discussion
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 11
if you cannot eat slowly, it is ok. but it is better to eat slowly. and i am glad that you want to try to eat slowly and you have known the benefit of it. good luck and thanks for sharing here Zambia. happy mylotting....
@xiexie (42)
• China
23 Jan 11
i eating slow,ithink that is good for health,eating too fast is a health hazard that is not conducive to digestion of food.i have frends to eat quickly, but i will tell them that is no good health.
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 11
you are right xiexie, it is more healthy to eat slowly than to eat fast. as you said above we have to care our digestion system. thanks for sharing here xiexie and happy mylotting...
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
hi there. i do not bother how fast i eat. when i'm hungry i tend to it my food very quick, otherwise, slower. also eat my food slowly if they are my favorite ones and i just love to savor every bite and its flavor. i do not appreciate foods when eaten quickly because it's like i cannot taste the food that enough. when in a hurry i quickly finish my food and sometimes do not eat. it actually varies, but i don't mind it that much. see you around!
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 11
hi junior.... i think you can manage your eating style very well. but i cannot. i cannot eat if i am in hurry. so it is the same in relax condition or in the hurry situation, i eat slowly. thanks for sharing here junior and see you ...
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
it's nice to know i'm not alone... i eat slowly too... i am usually the last person to stand from the table after every meals... my family, friends and hubby always wait for me to finish... sometimes when we're in a restaurant my companions would ask me to start eating if my order was brought out first... they said they'll be able to catch up since i'm a slow eater... and true enough they do, even finishing first than me... when i try to eat fast (like when i'm at work) i usually get stomach-cramps... i guess its indigestion because my system is not used to fast-pace eating...
@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 11
maybe you shouldn't change your eating way. i think your hubby and your family can understand it. thanks for sharing here angel and happy mylotting...
@sophia18 (107)
• China
23 Jan 11
I eat very slow and my mom is always worrying that my meal may get cold before I finish it,especially it is winter now.However,I'm not in a hurry,why not enjoy the meal with leasure and comfort.It is said that eating slowly is good for your health,anyway.
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 11
yes you are right, it is not to hurry to eat. just relax and enjoy the food. thanks for sharing here sophia and happy mylotting...
@hramdatt (137)
• United States
22 Jan 11
it is better to eat slowly since u will enjoy your food and have a healthy meal. when you eat fast the amount of food digested will be far more than the amount you will eat at a slow pace.
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 11
i agree with you with eating slowly, we also help our digestion system. thanks for sharing and dropping here. happy mylotting hramdatt....
@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Eating slowly - I like eating slowly. How about you? Do you eat faster or slower?
I like to eat slowly because of the benefit to eating more slowly is that you will savor your food more. If you double the quantity of time it takes you to eat a meal, you’ll experience more of the flavors, textures and smells of the food you eat. Your food will become more exciting.
@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 11
yup, eating slow is more healthy and we can enjoy the food. thanks for sharing here pogi and happy mylotting...
@stanley777 (7175)
• Philippines
29 Jan 11
I eat at about the same time with my wife, sometimes she finishes first and sometimes I finish first. But my youngest daughter always finishes last, while my older daughter finishes at about the same time as me and my wife..
@lady1993 (16391)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
m always last in eating- even when I eat first.. It's really rare fr me to finish first in eating. That's why the people who eat with me end up waiting for me too. And sometimes they get impatient. I try to eat fast but I jut can't..