Some people eat quickly and try new things, while others eat slowly and stick to their favorites. These are more than just eating habits; they also reveal aspects of your personality. Researchers have found that the way people eat and the foods they crave relate to personality traits. To see what your eating personality is, read on.
THE SLOW EATER
Although slow eaters might feel pressured to catch up to others, they also enjoy every bite. Instead of multitasking, they practice mindfulness–the practice of experiencing moments in the present, not worrying about the past or future.
Studies in Obesity Science & Practice note that mindful eating has some health benefits. Slow eaters tend to consume less and feel fuller, which helps people lose weight.
THE FAST EATER
Fast eaters tend to be ambitious, but also impatient. In 2012, a study in PLoS ONE found that fast eaters usually grew up with other fast eaters, which created competition over leftovers.
Although fast eaters are goal-oriented and efficient, they also have higher health risks. In 2017, studies concluded that quick eating raises the risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and weight gain.
THE ADVENTUROUS EATER
Adventurous eaters are open to trying new, unusual items on the menu. They are risk-takers and less likely to resort to autopilot eating, according to Psychology Today.
Adventurous eaters often have a healthier weight, too. In 2015, a study found that people who often eat new things tend to have a lower BMI.
THE PICKY EATER
Picky eating, known in the scientific community as “food neophobia,” appears in both children and adults. Picky eaters tend to be a bit on the anxious side, according to food behavior psychologist Julia Hormes.
“Research on ‘food neophobia’…shows that it is related to certain personality traits, including sensation seeking, anxiety, and neuroticism,” Hormes told Huffpost.
Mixers don’t care about foods touching. In fact, they prefer to combine foods for taste. Mixers are not afraid of over-committing, and they can take on a lot.
Mixers are not as concerned about the aesthetic of their plates, says doctoral candidate Hana Zickgraf. They’re less focused on the details and more on the entire experience.
Content created and supplied by: Pheelphilly (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More