Eating habits... Fast or slow?

Philippines
July 16, 2008 7:15am CST
Do you eat fast or slow? hmmm... I can eat about minutes or more. How about you? How many minutes can you finish a meal?
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22 responses
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
17 Jul 08
Hi dear most of time i am moderate speed, not to slpw not too fast, i dont like to be fast as if i am running late then i can skip the meal, in normal time i can finish it in 5-10 miniurtes, but if its friends gathering and party and u r talking more than eating thenn it may take 20-30 minus,
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
18 Jul 08
u r very right and sure u r welcome as well
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Talking while eating will actually consume time. Thanks for the response!
@dookie03 (578)
• United States
22 Sep 08
The funny thing is, is that i eat like a pig too. I just engulf my food and my wife always tells me to slow down and enjoy it. She says, "did you even taste it!" Is it something your born with or is it just natural bad habits, i have no idea. I think it's funny though that you brought it up.
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Hahahah! my boyfriend is like that too...
@Arron65 (18)
2 Aug 08
I don't eat fast anymore, but I can if I need to. I used to always eat really fast because I was made to by my mom, for reasons I no longer remember, but now I just eat at a normal speed I guess.
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
That's good! Thanks for the response!
@applefreak (3130)
• Singapore
17 Jul 08
well i am a pretty slow eater. i like to sit down and enjoy my food. i also believe in chewing my food thoroughly. in fact i chew each mouthful at least ten times before i swallow. it's good for digestion and so far i've not suffered from any indigestion. the fastest i've ever eaten a bowl of noodles is five minutes and i won't call it eating. it's basically just gobbling down my food without tasting it.
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
Thank you for your time to response!
@bestie (3272)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
I'm a slow eater.an hour
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Hahaha that is too much!
• India
1 Aug 08
ho gloremay.. i really eat fast.. if i am with my friends i tend to eat slowly.. most of the time am moderate speed not slow and not too fast.. happy eating.. take care and have fun..
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
oh! thanks for the response!
@pitstop (12968)
• India
17 Jul 08
I used to eat in a hurry and always ate less and have always been skinny. Now that I am married I eat slowly (my wife cooks really well) and I eat a lot more. I have started gaining weight (in a healthy sort of way) and also enjoy eating a lot more.
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
That's good to hear!
@dio123 (1788)
• India
11 Dec 08
I generally eat slow and I like it, I love to eat and I enjoy my food by taking its taste in full, eating slowly also helps in quick digestion
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
17 Jul 08
I eat fast atimes but whenever on the table with others i eat slowly. I like been free anyway.
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
thank you!
• United States
17 Jul 08
I eat really fast. I keep telling myself that I need to slow down. I think it might help with the whole losing weight thing I want to do.
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Losing weight? maybe...
@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
In the office, I can finish my meal in 15 minutes because I only eat small amount anyway. But at home it takes me around 30 minutes because I have to feast on my favorite fruits and veggies.
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
I also take time eating at home specially with family members because there is a lot talking.
@alkurishy (2068)
• Iraq
16 Jul 08
I do eat fast too, when I some of my friends ask me for a feast, I eat fast so he thing I am not eating because my dish is empty and he still eating, so he give more food to eat, lol.
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Hahaha thank you for sharing!
• United States
16 Jul 08
If I am with others, I tend to eat slowly. I am too busy talking!
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Same with me when I'm with my friends!
@bamakelly (5191)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I actually would have to say that it depends on the meal. As a rule I like to eat slow. I like to enjoy my meal especially if it is a good one. Once in a while I will eat fast if I am in a hurry or really hungry. You are suppose to take your time when you eat. I think it helps you to digest better. I can usually finish a good meal in about twenty to twenty-five minutes.
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
That's right! It depends... thanks for the share!
@sweety_81 (2124)
• India
16 Jul 08
Hi , I prefer to eat slower . It helps in enjoying the meal as well as aids in better Digestion . Sometimes ;I do have to eat fast ;If I have lesser time .
@mimico (3617)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
It takes me quite a long time to finish a meal. I'm usually the first and last to leave the table. It's because I talk a lot during the meal, and I tend to hunt up something for dessert after. But I can also eat quickly when needed. I can stand or walk while eating if I'm on the go. SO I'm really flexible about my eating habits; bit in general I'm in the slow eaters group.
@Valenas (1507)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I eat very fast, but it is a habit that the long lines and short lunch periods of school has given me. I heard that it is better to eat food slowly, because you consume less, and feel full faster. I am working on slowing down on my pace of eating. I am not sure exactly how many minutes it takes me, but I eat faster than everyone else in my family, and they are always telling me to slow down.
@joliefille (3690)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
When I was a small kid, my cousins and relatives would tease me for finishing my meal last. I used to eat slow and I was very skinny too. By the time I got to be in my 20's, my eating habits changed. I could finish a meal in less than 10 mins, maybe even 6 minutes. I believe this was because of the vitamin I was taking at that time.
@Elkeliini (264)
• Finland
17 Jul 08
slow... it takes me at least 20 minutes to finish a normal meal. I like to take it slow with the food and tast what I actually eat. especially when in company. Meals are a social even then!
@karjyo (830)
• India
16 Jul 08
It takes half an hour for me to finish my meal. I think its better to chew more as it helps in better digestion.