The Science Behind Why Your Boyfriend Eats Faster Than You

The Science Behind Why Your Boyfriend Eats Faster Than You

Report says that there are two types of people in the world: those who are horrified at how quickly everyone around them is eating, and those who are bored to death waiting for others to finish their meal.

Girls, when you go out to eat with a group—or even just your parents, or your boyfriend—a peculiar pattern often emerges that may not always notice. You, of course, are eating at a completely reasonable pace, but somehow everyone else manages to clean their plates before you, especially, guys. Well, you’d be glad if you hear this!

There’s science behind why your boyfriend eats faster than you and why men inhale their food in an unappealing way.

The Science Behind Why Your Boyfriend Eats Faster Than You

A new experiment conducted by researchers at Semyung University in South Korea have confirmed that men eat their food much faster than women because they take big bites and chew at a faster pace.

The Science Behind Why Your Boyfriend Eats Faster Than You

The team initially set out to study the relationship between chewing rates and obesity for the journal Physiology & Behavior. 

The study took place at the said University, where leaders Soojin Park and Weon-Sun Shin had 48 undergraduate students each eat 152 grams of rice. Their jaws were hooked up to electrodes that were measuring muscle activity that conveyed a wide variety of factors—amount of food per bite, grams of food eaten per minute, chewing force, number of chews per mouthful, total number of chewing motions, and the length of time it took for each student to complete the “meal.”

Though the study group was very small, the researchers concluded that “men have significantly different chewing performances compared with women.” 

The Science Behind Why Your Boyfriend Eats Faster Than You

Women, on the other hand, actually chewed at the same pace as men, but chewed each mouthful of rice more times than the men did—meaning that men were scraping their bowls way before their female counterparts.

The Science Behind Why Your Boyfriend Eats Faster Than You
So, the next time you’re annoyed that your boyfriend is eating like a pig or that your girlfriend is eating like a bird, think of it this way—not everyone is blessed with incredible “chewing power.” Or your girlfriend is just feeling a little self-conscious she’s being watched by a team of scientists and has electrodes stuck to her jaw.
There’s this thing called manners, y’know.

 

via Fox News

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