Eating Fast

on 11/7/17 5:17 pm
RNY on 04/26/17

Hi guys...over the last week I've started eating fast again. Does anyone have any tips? Is it because I'm now below goal and trying to sabotage myself? I don't know...I start out OK but then seem to get distracted and before I know it I've finished my meal. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Nancy

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 11/7/17 6:22 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

Two tips that have helped me a lot:

  • Put your fork down after every bite

  • Aim for bites that are the size of a grain of rice

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on 11/7/17 6:30 pm
RNY on 04/26/17

Thanks Julie... I'll try those out tomorrow. I think one result of my fast eating is feeling hungry all the time (head hunger or what!) Thanks again Nancy

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on 11/7/17 10:29 pm
on 11/8/17 10:34 am
RNY on 04/26/17

Got my lunch (cottage cheese) up to 30 minutes using the advice here...however it takes a real effort not to just shovel it all in!

White Dove
on 11/8/17 2:09 am

Take a bite than put your fork down and chew before swallowing. It takes practice.

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on 11/8/17 10:30 am
RNY on 04/26/17

Thanks white dove

Gwen M.
on 11/8/17 4:02 am
VSG on 03/13/14

In addition the other advice, i recommend eating with no distractions. So eat ata table, not in front of TV.

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on 11/8/17 5:21 am


I am newbie here. I am bit confused about eating fast. Is there any bad effects if eating fast? My mother is trying to eating fast.

Thank you so much!

on 11/8/17 7:50 am - Arlington, TX
VSG on 08/17/16

I'm a habitual fast eater. Post-op, there's 2 main things I experience if I don'****ch my pace and if I fail to chew thoroughly. The first is that food starts feeling "stuck" and it's very uncomfortable. The second is that I can fail to note the signs that I'm getting full until after I've eaten that infamous "one bite too many" (though when I'm scarfing the food down it's usually 2-3 bites too many...) Then I feel absolutely miserable for about 20 minutes... sweating and nauseated with a VERY uncomfortable stomach. It's a bad habit, and a hard one to break, but it's really important to eat slowly and CHEW VERY THOROUGHLY.

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