Having only one hour for lunch really isn’t enough time if you’re trying to eat slowly. I guess I had grown so used to eating food in the sixty minutes allotted and thought nothing of it. When you’re eating slow, or forcing yourself to eat slow, you notice that people eat quickly.
It’s strange. I wonder when we stopped taking our time to stop and just enjoy our food.
I’m taking small bites. Small sips. Really chewing, for once. I do on occasion find that I’m trying to eat faster than I should, but I’ve been able to suppress that habit. So far, so good, not really an incidence of difficulty while swallowing. Diligence is key, but when you’ve become accustomed to wolfing down your food–eating slowly is a lot harder than it seems.