Friday, August 29, 2008

Eating Slowly

One of the biggest problems I had over the years of overeating and just plain not eating right was eating too fast. Growing up with brothers I am sure had something to do with this, but was not the only reason. When I was in my late teens and early twenties I worked in management at a Long John Silvers. Managers were not given breaks, and we could only take time to eat if time permitted. Many times this meant that I ate while running around like crazy, shoving the food in whenever and however I could. This time in my life really helped set some of my bad habits of eating too fast and eating without sitting down.

I have to admit, this is still one of my hardest things to deal with. When I eat too fast I almost always eat too much. For me, sitting down to eat, and not being too hungry when I do are key parts to succeeding at this.

I came across this great post over at which reminded me all too well of this ongoing issue I deal with. Many of these things are key things I used in my journey to lose the weight that I did. Give it a read, it is a great reminder.

Tim Wilson


  1. I have this same problem. Thanks for the link to the article.

  2. Oh boy, can I relate to this post! I remember having to shove down lunches at various times throughout my life, & it just takes something away from the experience. Eating food is such a pleasure, & when we had to do it fast, instead of slowly enjoying/savoring it, it turns the whole experience of eating into a "fast food drive-thru" type of experience. ;-)

    The nice thing about finally being a mature adult is that we truly have the liberty of making our own choices; we have developed our own "family units" & thus, get a second chance for ourselves & our children. I find it a relief that as adults, we can choose to have much more pleasant eating experiences that hopefully can undo some of the less-than-ideal memories of ones we had at earlier points in our lives. That's certainly a great incentive to develop new habits!

    Thanks for sharing this article!

  3. Wow!! I am new to blogging and just stumbled on yours. You are an inspiration...I am so impressed with what you have done. I am on the beginning of my journey. Good luck!

  4. Thanks everybody for the comments. I think there is a little bit of everyone (ok, most) in that article.

    Bev - thanks for stopping by and the kind words. Good luck in your journey.... you will do great!


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