No matter how hungry I am, the same rule applies: My husband will always finish his meal before I even seem to get started.
I put it down to me being a slow eater. Maybe I talk too much, maybe I’m too distracted. Whatever the reason, I’m usually one of the last to perform the ceremonial placing of the cutlery in the middle of the plate.
Bless those scientists though. They’ve recently discovered that there is a very good reason why women constantly feel pressured to gobble down the rest of their meal because their partner finished an eternity ago.
A recent study published in the Physiology and Behaviour Journal, found that men and women have completely different chewing habits from one another. (Post continues after gallery.)
The finding was actually quite accidental, with the original aim of the research being to try and discover whether direct links could be made between people’s natural chewing habits and their body weight.
The study, which focussed on 48 students from South Korea’s Semyung University, asked it’s participants to consume exactly 152 grams of rice while researchers observed them.