Scarf! That is the sound of me, still eating too quickly.
My first method of slowing down my eating for the eating slowly experiment, didn't work nearly as well as I had hoped. With high expectations, today marks the beginning of the second test method to create a slower eating experience.
Eating Slowly Method #2
Method to be Tested. Put fork down in between bites.
How to do it. Simply put your fork (or other eating utensil) down after each bite of food. This will force a pause between bites and an overall slower eating experience. If you are eating something with your hands like a sandwich, this means simply placing it down after each bite. I realize that this may become a bit tedious, so I am allowing myself a maximum of two bites between each pause, if necessary.
Dates for Implementation. Thursday March 8 to Thursday March 29.
Remember this experiment is designed to be interactive. So, try this method along with me as instructed above. E-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave comments on this post to provide me with feedback as you go! At the end of 3 weeks look for a complete method recap post.
Eat, pause, eat, pause, eat, pause...