Do you race through your meals in 5 minutes flat? Timing yourself can help make you aware of the time you spend eating. And it may help you notice certain patterns. For instance, many people may find themselves eating quickly because they are short on time. Maybe you eat breakfast quickly, because you’re always running late for work. Or maybe you race to finish lunch because you have too much work or back-to-back meetings. Or you eat dinner on the go, while running your kids to basketball practice and piano lessons.