Eating Quickly linked to obesity!!

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A continuous debate between my husband and I is how long it takes us to eat dinner and the amount of time that we sit at the dinner table. In short, I take A LONG time to eat, while my husband eats VERY quickly.  

The other night I made a great dinner :) We had cream of broccoli soup, fattoush salad and baked chicken with coucous. The issue really was not the dinner but rather the fact that I was still eating the soup as my husband was finishing up the baked chicken and coucous.

So….what is the problem with that? Well, first it means that he gets up off the dinner table a lot quicker and there is no time to talk :) 

But the real is issue is related to health….

Studies show that people who eat their food quickly are more likely to become obese. Eating quickly has actually become more common as people are often in a hurry and may even have a shorter lunch or dinner break at work compared to the past.  In addition, some people are even eating in their cars. I have attached a link to a specific study that I thought was particularly interesting:

The study basically shows that the longer you take to eat….the more full you may feel at a 30 minutes after eating mark…..

Are you a slow eater or a quick eater???? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Now that is food for thought :)


6 Responses to “Eating Quickly linked to obesity!!”

  1. LinaRNo Gravatar Says:

    I liked this topic. I realized that I like eating alone, because thats the time I enjoy my food. If I eat with someone thats fast, I start eating fast, and if someone is VERY slow I eat normally but can not stay at the table for a very long time.


    suzyrabiNo Gravatar Reply:

    :-) I always eat slow.


  2. DiannaNo Gravatar Says:

    im a slow eater most if the time i dont finish my plate because i become full


  3. Jen GNo Gravatar Says:

    My whole life I was an extremely slow eater. However, during the past 2 weeks I feel as if I’ve been scarfing down my food – something I’ve never been able to do because of the way I used to feel. I used to have a lack of appetite. Now I can’t get enough food. I eat and eat and eat without feeling full (all healthy foods though – lots of roasted almonds, salad, beans, etc.). Maybe I eat too fast? All I know is that I have a constant hunger for food, and that I’ve gained 5 pounds in the last month from eating way more than I used to (which is a lot for me – I am a very tiny person!) I hope to incorporate mindful meditation into my life and take into account the amount of food that I’m eating, and decrease it to a more normal level. Thanks for the insight and helping me realize that if I continue the way things are going, I will continue to gain weight.


  4. suzyrabiNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks Jen G! Good luck.


  5. LenaNo Gravatar Says:

    This is interesting.


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