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Do you eat too quickly?

Posted by Nancy Clark RD CSSD on May 18, 2010 11:38:33 AM

The best part about food is the taste. But too often, we eat too quickly to even taste our food. The vacuum-clean-your-dinner-plate style of eating can leave you hungry (even though your stomach might be full.)


Try this experiment to help you fully comprehend how much pleasure is lost when you vacuum clean your dinner plate and inhale your food as quickly as possible.


Necessary supplies: two Hershey’s Kisses


Experiment #1. Unwrap one Hershey’s Kiss.  Smell the Kiss then place it in your mouth, twirl it on your tongue, slowly bite into it, and savor it! This pleasurable process should take more than one minute.


Experiment #2. Unwrap the second kiss. Eat it as quickly as you can. Observe the lack of pleasure when you fail to taste what you consume.


Next time, think twice before you gobble your food. You might be missing out on one of life’s finest pleasures—tasting the wonderful foods you eat!


With best wishes for enjoyable meals,



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