I eat fast, maybe too fast.
September 19, 2012 6:13 PM Subscribe
I eat very quickly. I enjoy my food well enough, but I seem to enjoy it at a rapid pace, which can be a bit awkward in company. Is there an easy mental realignment to eat slower?
posted by jackbishop to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
So it seems that I eat quite quickly in comparison to other people. I certainly like what I eat, and chew sufficiently, and I take authentic pleasure in it, but I rarely "savor" stuff as such. This isn't a problem with the meals I take alone, and in fact it makes them quite convenient, but it's a bit awkward in company, where I often finish first and, as it were, reproach others with the emptiness of my plate (it's particularly evident in the company of my girlfriend, whose eating habits are as languid as mine are rapid). While being able to inhale food is occasionally useful, it doesn't feel entirely normal, and for all I know I'm depriving myself of some pleasure I could gain from a more leisurely approach. Is there an easy way to "retrain" myself to linger more over my food?