or a popper?
When you have a treat, do you nibble at it and enjoy it? Or, do you take a big hand full and pop it into your mouth?
Think popcorn or M & M's here. Just now, while enjoying a funsize bag of M & M's, I noticed I'm a popper. A shoveler even. There are only about 6 M & M's in the whole frigging bag and I dumped some into my hand and they all went into my mouth at once. I do the same with popcorn which is my second favorite food in the whole wide world after bacon. I take a hand full and shovel it into my mouth. I wonder why?
Why, if I have a treat, do I feel the need to shovel instead of savor? Wouldn't those M & M's and that popcorn last longer if I ate them one at a time? Wouldn't I enjoy them more if I took time to savor them?
My friend keeps telling me (OK 3 times in our history together so I guess it's not 'keeps'...but obviously it struck a nerve)that when I'm eating something like chips, pretzels, or crackers, I have my hand in the bag getting the next one ready before I've finished the one I have in my mouth. He's right. I do. Not sure why. I know nobody is going to take it away from me. I mean face it, does it look like anyone has EVER taken food away from me? It's not that I'm in a rush to eat and have to get it in fast. I just don't know why I do that. Habit I'm guessing. A habit I need to break.
Perhaps if I was a nibbler, not only would my food last longer, I'd eat less. Never know...it's definitely worth a try.
Something for me to think about in the coming week. Perhaps something for you to think about also.
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