Thursday, June 23, 2011

Remember to chew... :)

This one is for you Kelsey!

I grew up in a very busy home and for some reason we ate VERY fast. When I got older and was on my own people would comment on how fast I would eat. Comments like "you in a rush?" or "Nobody is gonna steal your food!" were frequently heard. Then one day a good friend and I were talking about losing weight and I had a revelation (can't believe it took me so long to figure it out!) I said to her... "You know I bet if i took my time when i ate I would feel full and would eat less!" This was much easier said than done as it was a habit engrained since childhood to inhale my food. As a way to re-train myself to eat slowly I began to count my chews (yes this is VERY weird at first!) I would chew each bite at least 10 times before I swallowed. I also made a promise to myself to put down my utensil between EVERY bite. (Yes this too was awkward) I do not still do these things however i did learn to slow down my eating and in fact am now usually one of the last people at a table to finish my food!

I hope you all enjoyed the weird world of me for the day :)


  1. HI Sarah, I am not sure if I could do that. To chew 10 times and put down my fork?
    I think I eat fast too and I guess I like to just finish and get it over with. I will try though.
    Have a great day :-)

  2. My husband has bugged me about eating too fast for years! Since I have been doing BFC he often finishes before I do. It's surprising to both of us? I think I realize I am not going to eat more so I may as well just enjoy what's on my plate:) Good advice!