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Stop and Chew Your Dinner

The Benefits of Slowing Down & Chewing More


10/18/2015 9:25:08 AM

I have discovered that the body/mind is a powerful tool to many healthy lifestyle changes. When I eat mindfully and concentrate on food I can feel the juices in my mouth. When I eat distracted I don't even notice or feel the juices come into my mouth. Mindfully is very important for our bodily functions. I am working on using mindful steps to better health.
9/28/2015 8:14:01 AM

Some distractions actually help me eat slowly. Right now I have to put my food down because I'm typing. Eating while at the computer is different than eating in front of the TV. It's also a difference of eating alone vs. being with others. Sitting alone chewing and thinking about my food feels weird to me. So onto the computer I go.
9/27/2015 4:57:13 PM

CHERRIET's SparkPage
I'm just like BUB001...always the last one finished eating at a restaurant, probably because I do so much talking too. I tend to eat meals while sitting at the computer and with the TV on (talk about multi-tasking!) and it usually takes me at least 30 min to finish.
9/27/2015 9:42:36 AM

GMARIE9999's SparkPage
As I child and through most of my young adulthood, I was the last to leave the table. I was a very picky eater and very slow. Since I became a teacher many years ago, I became a fast eater out of necessity (no long lunches any longer). I need to rethink my eating habits again. The digestion factor is an important one.
9/14/2015 11:20:26 PM

BUB001's SparkPage
Not something I've ever had a problem with. I guess I talk too much when in a restaurant with friends or family, because I'm always the last person to finish eating. The young ones then groan if I also order a dessert.
9/14/2015 11:04:14 AM

RENEETC1's SparkPage
When I was teaching we only had a half hour for lunch. That's not a lot of time to get to the teacher's lounge, grab your food and eat. And if we had lunch duty, there was barely time to wolf down food before the next class.
9/13/2015 4:08:54 PM

DIANNEMT's SparkPage
I am the oldest of 5 kids and we didn't always have lots to eat so I learned to eat fast! Now, at 58, I STILL eat fast. I try to slow down but....I will keep trying!
9/13/2015 12:36:52 PM

I really lack chewing skills but an expert at gobbling down. By time I sit down at the table my family has the food half-eaten and I feel I must catch up. Is it really a race?
9/13/2015 10:54:27 AM

SARAANN73's SparkPage
This was so interesting! I definitely need to slow down and be more mindful... give myself a chance to feel full, too.
8/16/2015 11:28:00 AM

I certainly needed this article, This is going to be a challenge that I am willing to accept.
Slow down self...Think about this article at each meal !!!
4/2/2015 1:37:25 PM

EDELL1957's SparkPage
I am also a fast eater I need this article as well. Makes a lot of sense.
4/2/2015 12:18:49 PM

I sure needed this article. I eat fast. I have slowed down a couple time, but then mindlessly the next day-off to the races. I'm eating fast.
I've read that by eating slowly also helps in making you feel "full", so you don't eat as much. This is great if you are trying to lose weight.
4/2/2015 8:30:28 AM

I am the world's worse at eating like someone is going to grab my food away. I then sit and talk while my sister finishes eating at a leisurely pace. If I'm by myself, I will eat mindlessly at the computer.
4/2/2015 4:57:29 AM

NEREA_72's SparkPage
This article is for me definitely, I have always had problems with eating terribly fast, even if I'm not in a hurry, I'm not even hungry or I'm eating in a group. It takes me up to a a few minutes to eat my plate off. My dietitian told me this is a very bad habit from many points of view, but it's still very hard for me to control myself and slow down.
3/31/2015 8:52:05 PM

AUNA_CALM's SparkPage
Great article! I think a lot of us need this reminder.

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