~Do You Eat Fast Or Slow?~

Lenox, Georgia
July 10, 2017 4:18pm CST
I was discussing this with someone because I don't put a time limit on my kids for meals. If we are going somewhere I prepare things earlier so they have enough time to eat at a normal pace. I don't want them shoving food down their throat and having stomach issues. I don't see a point in making them eat super fast or why it matters how long it takes them to eat. If they want cold food that's up to them! Lol. Did you know it's much healthier to eat at a slower pace??
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@amadeo (87423)
• United States
10 Jul 17
I do eat very slowly.The chewing sometime causing the pain in my neck
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Jul 17
@amadeo I'm sorry it causes you pain to eat, that must be horrible. =(
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@marlina (83398)
• Canada
10 Jul 17
Sorry Alfredo that you get pain in your neck when eating.
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• United States
11 Jul 17
@amadeo I wonder why it bothers your neck to eat slowly? Have you told a doctor about it?
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@much2say (42646)
• United States
10 Jul 17
I guess we're always on the go go go . . . so I tend to swallow my meals . The kids will eat at their pace whatever we do . . . I can't even get them to hurry up the eating even if I try .
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Jul 17
@much2say Better you than me, I couldn't live that way. We are very laid back here, thank God! My kids eat at their own pace and after reading what I found I wouldn't have it any other way. =)
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@much2say (42646)
• United States
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies That's good . . . I wish things were more laid back here! If anyone it's me who needs to change the way I eat . . . I also think a lot of times I can be a human garbage disposal too (eating up the leftovers!!).
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• United States
11 Jul 17
@much2say It's great your kids eat slowly! It's good that you don't hurry them!
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@TRBRocks420 (94548)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Jul 17
I like to eat slow and, enjoy my food, but if I am really hungry I may eat faster lol.
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Jul 17
@TRBROCKS420 I agree! I like tasting my food, that's kinda why I eat what I like. Lol.
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@LadyDuck (208222)
• Switzerland
11 Jul 17
Yes, I know since I was a kid that eating slow is much healthier, but I am a fast eater and I cannot slow down. My husband is very (VERY) slow, he gets me mad.
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• Lenox, Georgia
11 Jul 17
@LadyDuck Lol, I prefer to eat slow so I can taste my food and enjoy it. My husband eats very fast.
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@LadyDuck (208222)
• Switzerland
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies I had the habit to eat fast because I had no time when I started to work, I only had half an hour and I went home and back to the office every day. Once you get a habit it's hard to go back.
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• United States
11 Jul 17
@LadyDuck I would encourage you not to get angry with your husband as it's healthier that he's eating slowly. I heard a very good comment to choose your battles wisely!
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@Lucky15 (34238)
• Philippines
10 Jul 17
this is the thing that i am learning now, eat slowly. I have been a fast eater and i felt the result :(
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Jul 17
@Lucky15 I wish you the best of luck with eating more slowly. =)
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@Lucky15 (34238)
• Philippines
10 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies struggle is real :))
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• United States
11 Jul 17
@Lucky15 Yes it can be a struggle! As I struggle every evening with eating too fast and too much. Please pray for me.
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@celticeagle (122394)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Jul 17
Many people do not know that digestion begins in the mouth. It is a good idea to chew your food very well. Eating fast can cause all kinds of problems because this means you aren't chewing enough so this could add to digestive problems.
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@celticeagle (122394)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies ......Good that you want to be healthy.
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@marlina (83398)
• Canada
10 Jul 17
I have always (all my life) been a slow eater but that did not stop me from having a lot of stomach problems.
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Jul 17
@marlina I'm sorry you still have stomach issues. =(
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@marlina (83398)
• Canada
10 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies I think I inherited this from my grandma and my Dad as they both had that problem too.
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@thelme55 (16170)
• Germany
10 Jul 17
I eat my food slow. I am always the last that finished the food when eating.
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Jul 17
@thelme55 I'm the same way and my kids take after me with that too.
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• United States
10 Jul 17
I eat very slowly and usually still have food on my plate when everyone else is finished.
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Jul 17
@Marilynda1225 Yeah I'm the same way. =) It's better for us though so it's a good thing.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
10 Jul 17
I usually am a pretty slow eater, but that is also because I am usually multi tasking while I eat and doing a couple different things as well as eating. It kinda drives me crazy to see people who look like they are inhaling their food.
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Jul 17
@thislittlepennyearns Yeah I'm the same way. My kids eat at their own pace too. I don't think there's any reason to inhale food.
@NJChicaa (52426)
• United States
10 Jul 17
I don't eat quickly unless it is the in the morning before work. Then I really don't have much more than 10 minutes to eat whatever it is I'm having. Otherwise I take my time.
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Jul 17
@NJChicaa Yeah I'm sure it's not an option before work. I hate eating fast, hurts my stomach and my kids are the same way.
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@allen0187 (34347)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
I eat at a slow pace except when I'm eating fast food - I have to eat fast to catch up!
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• Lenox, Georgia
11 Jul 17
@allen0187 Lol, fast food just means you get it fast-not eat it fast!
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@allen0187 (34347)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies Is that so? Why does it take forever to get some fast food though?
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• Lenox, Georgia
11 Jul 17
@allen0187 Some people don't know how to actually work fast that's why, or bad management-maybe both.
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@Mpaul730 (24)
11 Jul 17
For some weird reason I eat kind of fast. Not like a pig or anything, I just eat faster than most people do. It helps me now that I am a parent because I don't have time to sit there and enjoy my food lol
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• Lenox, Georgia
12 Jul 17
@Mpaul730 I get up a lot during meals since I have 5 children but that just means I get my meals done even slower than before kids! Lol
12 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies oh wow we have 6 kids. I know exactly how you feel. One thing that drives me insane is when we feed the kids and my wife attempts to sit down and eat and our 3 year old wants whatever is on her plate. Even though she just ate a big meal, she will take anything off my wife's plate -_-
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• Lenox, Georgia
13 Jul 17
@Mpaul730 That's the usual for children. Lol. Mine do the same thing-my food tastes better than theirs apparently!
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@nanette64 (18722)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Jul 17
Absolutely @LovingMyBabies . Most people wolf their food and don't chew it properly and then wonder why they have Acid Reflux.
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• Lenox, Georgia
11 Jul 17
@nanette64 Yeah it's definitely not something that is good for anyone.
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@nanette64 (18722)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies And then people wonder why they have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). We all know, "from the tummy to the bum"; so if the food isn't breaking down correctly because it's being sent down the gullet in big chunks....well......ya know what I mean?
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• Lenox, Georgia
12 Jul 17
@nanette64 Yes I know exactly what you mean.
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@moffittjc (50775)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Jul 17
I've always known that it is healthier to eat at a slower pace, but I have always been a fast eater. Not sure why, but I just really devour my food quickly. Maybe it's because I'm always starving! haha I remember growing up that we would always eat meals as a family at the dinner table. The rule was that no one could get up and leave the table until everyone was finished with their meal. My little brother was the slowest eater in the world, and it seemed like it took him hours to finish his meals. I would always get so frustrated with him! I'm sure it was probably like only 5 minutes or so, but it seemed like it took him an hour to finish after everyone else was done!
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• Lenox, Georgia
2 Aug 17
@moffittjc I am sure it was frustrating waiting on your brother if he was a slow eater! Lol.
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@moffittjc (50775)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Aug 17
@LovingMyBabies It was very antagonizing! I'm sure it was only mere minutes of waiting, but as a kid each minute seems like an hour, especially when you are eagerly waiting to leave the dinner table to go have fun and play! It's funny, because my son is a slow eater, and my daughter is always getting aggravated at him because whenever we go out to eat, we have to wait on him to finish before we can leave.
@dgobucks226 (16262)
12 Jul 17
I definitely need to work on that! I eat way to fast
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• Lenox, Georgia
12 Jul 17
@dgobucks226 Yes you do! Lol. My husband eats super fast too and has stomach issues because of it.
@dgobucks226 (16262)
12 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies Yes, my stomach talks to me too when I get out of control.
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• Beijing, China
12 Jul 17
I know that eating slowly is good for the body, but eat fast has become my habit, I want to change this bad habit later
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• Lenox, Georgia
12 Jul 17
@cancergirl I hope you can slow down a bit while you eat. =)
• Beijing, China
12 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies yeah I 'm try now,thank you my friend
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@shikharava (1851)
11 Jul 17
I'm a sloth when it comes to eating, my mama complains all the time! But it's nice to take it slow in 'serious matters', say eating, or drinking.
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• Lenox, Georgia
12 Jul 17
@shikharava Well tell her it's better for you to eat slow! =)
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12 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies She's not listening. I'm way tooooooooo sloooooooooow:D
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• United States
11 Jul 17
I think you sometimes must put limits. My daughter was allowed to take as long as she liked when staying with grandparents for awhile and when she returned I noticed trends that looked anorexic so I limited the time she had a plate in front of her. She began to eat normally within a week.
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• Lenox, Georgia
12 Jul 17
@Jeanniemaries Well if there is a health issue causing them weight loss then that's different. I don't want eating to be a race in my home since it's something that should be enjoyed and not rushed through. I can't stand seeing kids shoving food down their throats-gross.
• United States
14 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies yes when kids just bolt their food and run it's very annoying. It's hard to understand how parents don't teach their kids to eat properly.
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@Butchcass4 (6013)
• United States
11 Jul 17
Yes, I agree its much healthier to eat slowly. However, I am a fast eater. Don't know how to slow myself down. Maybe smaller bites and chewing more on purpose?
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• Lenox, Georgia
12 Jul 17
@Butchcass4 Yeah, smaller bites would probably be helpful.
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• United States
12 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies Yes I agree as I was eating my lunch today I was taking smaller bites, so if I continue to eat in this manner it will help me I'm certain! Thanks for the tip!
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