Do you eat fast or slow?

@mermaidivy (15395)
United States
May 1, 2009 4:25pm CST
When you eat, do you tend to eat fast or slow? Do you finish your food already when everybody is still eating their food?
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19 responses
4 May 09
I come from a family of fast eaters so when I am out with friends or colleagues I am generally dinished before them. Seemingly eating quickly is not good for you.
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@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
5 May 09
Thanks for responding! :-)
@lilybug (21109)
• United States
3 May 09
It depends really. Sometimes I eat too fast like if I am in a rush, but most of the time I eat fairly slowly. My kids usually get done eating their food before I do.
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@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
4 May 09
Thanks for responding! :-)
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@KrauseHome (36521)
• United States
9 May 09
Personally I would consider myself a Slow eater. I am always eating food a lot slower than my husband. He always comments that I should eat faster. But yet at the same time, I like to enjoy my food, and find that the slower I eat it actually helps me get full faster so that is another good sign for sure.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
11 May 09
Thanks for sharing! :-)
• China
2 May 09
when i eat,i always eat slow compare with others........i don't think eat fast is a good habit for our health,if we eat so fast,we can not enjoy food delicous taste,why not eat so fast.
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@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
2 May 09
When I eat fast, I still enjoy the food, just can't eat slow...
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• India
7 May 09
hii dear friends nice to meet u here..I usually ear some faster..And also based upon the situation i also eat slower..And at most times i dont like to eat slower.I will be satisfied if i eat fast.Yes i usually finish my eating faster than the others who eat besides me..And also my friends will ask me that how can you eat such a faster..happy mylotting my dear friend..have a nice day..cheers..
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
7 May 09
I feel very happy when I eat fast too :-p I do enjoy the food though.
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• India
7 May 09
yeah i too enjoy the food eating fast as i mention there..And the another thing is if i have the curry or anyother which ilike the most..my hands and my mouth will not be under my control...loll..wat a funny it is...happy mylotting..
@marguicha (201782)
• Chile
1 May 09
I eat too fast. I think it has to do with anxiety. I try to slow down but I canĀ“t
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
2 May 09
I eat relatively fast but not as fast as my hubby. Especially when there are lots of nice food, I can't eat slow...
@russso (1693)
• Philippines
7 May 09
You should really do your best eat slow, Marguicha. Our bodies get a lot of benefits when we take our time when we eat. Our bodies absorb the food at the right level which allows to fill up faster. Aside from that, we avoid overeating. Really, it is NOT hard. What you need to do is to take smaller bites + chew your food longer. Not only is that gonna help your body, but you also enjoy your meal longer. You also get time to bond with the people you're sharing your meal with. When you're eating, you should eat. Enjoy the moment. Try not to just gobble down your food because that's really stressful and unhealthy eating.
@gr8life (6251)
• Malaysia
5 May 09
Hello mermaidivy, I am a slow eater. I always be the last to finish my food. Sometimes it can take me 30 minutes just to finish a plate of fried mee. But whenever I see people stop eating and I yet to finish mine, I feel like I have no more mood left to finish my food.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
5 May 09
Thanks for responding! :-)
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• United States
7 May 09
It depends on my mood I guess. I tend to pick usually just because everytime I start I have to shop and help one of my kids with something. But if I eat too fast I seem to overeat more as the food doesn't have the time to register that it's getting full in there before I eat more and that's not good.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
7 May 09
Thanks for responding! :-)
@MinruWind (194)
• United States
8 May 09
For me, it depends on what kind of food I'm trying to eat. ; ) Usually, I eat at a slow pace, but if I'm really hungry or I'm rushing, I tend to eat as fast as possible. (Usually not a good idea for me, since I'm so clumsy with food. : )) Generally I eat desserts more quickly as opposed to regular meals because I prefer desserts. : ) That's the only time I finish before everyone else though. : D I'm usually surrounded by people with slower paces, so no one really complains. : ) For me, it does feel strange if I'm the first or last person to finish.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
8 May 09
THanks for responding to my discussion! :-)
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
8 May 09
Very slow. When I was in job my friends always used to scold me for me being a slow eater. I always use to tell them that go back to your work otherwise you will be late. You know if people would be sitting around scolding you, then you will eat more slow as most of the time you will be talking to them, isn't it?
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
8 May 09
YEs probably..
@agrim94 (3805)
• India
7 May 09
Hi mermaidivy, It is a common knowledge that all of us should eat food slow and we should take small bites and chew them properly and Indian saying says we should atleast chew it 32 times before we swallow it. However as far as i am concerned i am quite a fast eater. I finish my food even before when others havent finished half of their food and my father is always nagging me to eat slow , this way i would eat less and i wont be putting on weight but habits die hard and i hardly ever listen.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
7 May 09
I eat quite fast too especially when I'm very hungry.
@gunagohan (3414)
• India
2 May 09
i never go too fast or too slow..i always go in an average speed...i like to taste every aspect of the food cooked by mom..my mom cooks the food in a delicious manner..i enjoy the food eating ina average manner... noot too fast neither too slow.. happy mylotting..happy to respond..
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
2 May 09
That's good for you!
• China
7 May 09
I eat fast,but not faster than my friends.I know it is bad for our stomach to eat fast,but my friends eat so fast that I eat fast,either.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
7 May 09
I don't eat as fast as my hubby though, he is like he doesn't chew :P
@mvicky1 (49)
• China
2 May 09
I eat fast ! I know it's not a good habit,and now I'm tring to eat slow!
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
2 May 09
I try to too but it is difficult to slow down sitting in front of all the nice food.
@UK_Shree (3603)
1 May 09
I do try and take my time when I am eating but sometimes if I am eating something which is particularly tasty I know that I can speed up without even noticing! Generally however I do eat a little faster than other family members but this is because I usually have work to attend to I try not too spend too much time on eating. If we are having a special family meal I will take my time as that time is important to share with family.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
2 May 09
I can't eat slow when there are lots of different food and they all look delicious!
@dlr297 (5409)
• United States
2 May 09
I am a slow eater, I am usually the last one left at the table. Everyone else eats so fast. I think that it is better for you to eat slow. I know that i do not eat as much as the rest of the fast eaters.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
2 May 09
Eat slow is better than eating fast so it gives time for the system to digest and tells you the stomach is getting full.
@agv0419 (3022)
• Philippines
1 May 09
I also eat too fast my mother always advice me to chew my food very well. I can't eat to slow because I want to finish fast to do some things. I think it has a big factor why I can't lose weight because I can't control the amount of what I'm eating. I used to eat fast so eating my food too slow is difficult for me but I think it is good to chew and swallow your food in small amount.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
2 May 09
Yea... when we eat fast, we tend to eat more because the stomach need time to react it is getting full.
@sayh123 (150)
• Philippines
2 May 09
Most of the time I eat slow. If I am hungry I ate fast. Actually I'll finished my food and clear it in my plate. I don't care people still eating beside me as long as they already finished their food.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
2 May 09
Eat slow is better.
@111flylcx (267)
• China
2 May 09
hi,mermaidivy.I eat evry fast,Generaly I finish one meal within 15 minutes.I know it is bad for my health.But it has been a custom.I donnot know how to change it.
@mermaidivy (15395)
• United States
2 May 09
Yea... I know it is not easy to eat slow, I tend to eat fast too because first I don't like the fod to get cooler and I like to eat the nice food as soon as I can! :-p