What are the benefits of eating alone?

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  1. glassvisage profile image82
    glassvisageposted 12 years ago

    What are the benefits of eating alone?

  2. Kris Heeter profile image70
    Kris Heeterposted 12 years ago

    Catching up on some reading or a good magazine if it's been a busy day:)

  3. kerlynb profile image88
    kerlynbposted 12 years ago

    Eating a complete meal without spending a lot of time chatting smile

  4. Attikos profile image83
    Attikosposted 12 years ago

    Having eaten alone most of the time since the death of my wife, I have to say it's way overrated. Its benefits are swamped by its detriments.

  5. adomcruze profile image58
    adomcruzeposted 12 years ago

    Ha Ha,

    Get Rid of from Sharing but More Eat More Fat which caused you get back to sharing.

  6. alphagirl profile image74
    alphagirlposted 12 years ago

    I think you eat less, are more focused and perhaps eat in a hurry...unless you have a great book with you. I know I will eat more with great company.

  7. Engr subhan profile image57
    Engr subhanposted 12 years ago

    i think eating alone has no benefits as like eating to gather. but if some one is shy full so for him it is a way of advantage

  8. Lapse profile image60
    Lapseposted 12 years ago

    To quote from the legend that is Mr.T.  "I got no time for jibber jabber!"
    Seriously though its best when in a hurry.  No worries about manners or what the other would do/want.  When you want to ENJOY the meal you shouldn't be alone though.  :-)

  9. profile image0
    mickelarrposted 12 years ago

    Nobody judges me when I spill stuff on my shirt.

  10. profile image0
    B Yersakposted 12 years ago

    I think there are equally positive and negative benefits and it depends on your character. Personally, I think eating alone allows me to eat more with no shame. When I eat with someone, I am worried about what they think if I stuff my face. It totally depends on who you are!

  11. health-resource profile image60
    health-resourceposted 12 years ago

    Getting to lick the plate when finished!

  12. gryphin423 profile image60
    gryphin423posted 12 years ago

    It is definitely more peaceful sometimes to eat alone. You can just have your meal and not have to keep up a conversation, and rejuvenate a little.  Especially at work, I want to get away from everyone. Otherwise it's a social thing and I love the company.

  13. itops profile image79
    itopsposted 12 years ago

    Eating alone keeps you focused on what you're eating and where you're eating. It gives you the opportunity to assess the food and the place thoroughly. You ask if the food is really great or if it's presented nicely; how you were treated and if the service was good; and who usually eats there and if people enjoy eating there.

  14. Axaflaxar profile image39
    Axaflaxarposted 12 years ago

    Noone asks for food I didn't want to share anyway!!

  15. Rabia Khitran profile image65
    Rabia Khitranposted 12 years ago

    Eating alone gives you opportunity to meditate on some very important issues waiting for your attention. Eating is a physical activity. You are free to use your mind meantime. It saves your time when you are eating alone. Secondly when you are eating alone you can truly enjoy the delicious meal. Otherwise in the gathering your attention is upon chatting and less is on the meal. Medical research proves that the food may not be digested properly if you eat it in stress or in hurry. The probability of these two issues is close to zero when you are eating alone.

  16. rcarlmae profile image61
    rcarlmaeposted 12 years ago

    I'd prefer to eat alone, for me it's my only time where I can think and relax specially during tough times lol...

  17. giopski profile image58
    giopskiposted 12 years ago

    Intra-communication - the ability or opportunity to talk to oneself.  It is as important as inter-communication.  There are times when we need to reflect and have quiet times with ourselves in that way one is able to re-evaluate his/her priorities and move forward most often with the best tools at hand.

  18. hubber088 profile image60
    hubber088posted 12 years ago

    You don't have to listen to anyone else.

  19. Injured lamb profile image68
    Injured lambposted 12 years ago

    Enjoy the loneliness...sometimes it's a bless to be alone...

  20. stariswhoiam profile image61
    stariswhoiamposted 12 years ago

    Well it would have the same benefits of doing anything alone.
    The person has time to really think about their dreams, etc.
    They have peace and quiet to work out the problems they have using their voice and no one else's.
    They can enjoy the benefit of their own company.

  21. Rachelle Williams profile image90
    Rachelle Williamsposted 12 years ago

    Eating alone is good sometimes because it allows you to savor the flavor of the food without being distracted by a lot of chatter.

    It also allows you to pay attention to how fast you consume your food, I think we probably all need to slow down and really process our meals...but then again, I am a huge foodie.

    Great Question.

  22. toys-everywhere profile image60
    toys-everywhereposted 12 years ago

    If something embarassing occurs, you will be the only one to know. For instance, if you're eating some sort of sandwich, and a long shred of dressing-lathered lettuce slaps onto your chin, you are free to wipe it off in peace, while the color of your cheeks remains neutral because you are eating only with yourself smile This is my estimable opinion, gleaned from personal experience.

  23. SidKemp profile image86
    SidKempposted 12 years ago

    There is another way to eat alone that I don't see mentioned in the answers to date.

    I enjoy cooking for myself, laying out a beautiful plate, and eating slowly, one bite at a time. I simply enjoy the taste of the food, and the feeling of chewing it, and even washing the dishes when I'm done.

    Some people call it mindful eating. It is a traditional Zen practice.

  24. Kristen Howe profile image88
    Kristen Howeposted 9 years ago

    Since I live alone and eat alone, you can cook what you want and don't have to worry about leftovers. No picky eaters allowed!


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