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 :)