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#1 catinflight

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 04:55 AM

Does anyone else have rumination not as a disorder, but more as a behaviour, as in something that can be controlled?

 

After eating I'm often able to regurgitate some of whatever it was using inner muscles, keeping it in my mouth to chew and then swallow again (i.e. intentional rumination). This sometimes happens several times after a meal or snack until the regurgitated food becomes unpalatable.

 

I have this habit because of a belief that food needs to be chewed/savoured for as long as possible to make the calories worth it. I tell people the regurgitation is out of my control because the truth is embarrassing and, honestly, a bit disgusting. It's surely fucking up my teeth, but... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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Posted 05 November 2020 - 05:07 AM

That sounds like GERD 

I have that problem too. 

It's bad for your teeth  just like purging



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Posted 17 November 2020 - 04:20 PM

Does anyone else have rumination not as a disorder, but more as a behaviour, as in something that can be controlled?

After eating I'm often able to regurgitate some of whatever it was using inner muscles, keeping it in my mouth to chew and then swallow again (i.e. intentional rumination). This sometimes happens several times after a meal or snack until the regurgitated food becomes unpalatable.

I have this habit because of a belief that food needs to be chewed/savoured for as long as possible to make the calories worth it. I tell people the regurgitation is out of my control because the truth is embarrassing and, honestly, a bit disgusting. It's surely fucking up my teeth, but... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



#4 Jumbles

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 04:24 PM

I do this too and I’m so so ashamed of it. It’s almost like bingeing but without eating more food, and makes the meal last for much longer. It’s completely voluntary and I live alone so no one sees. I wish I didn’t do it but I can’t seem to stop, it’s such an addiction 😕

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 04:35 PM

Huh didn't know this had a name. I've always done this completely absentmindedly my whole life. I didn't know it was something note worthy. Didn't even know it was bad for you... how dumb can I be not to have clocked this but I really have done it my whole life and just thought everyone did ... for me what comes up tastes like what goes down so I've always enjoyed I guess (sounds so much grosser outside of my head 😂😂) and certain foods are more prone to it than others 😂 the only time Ive ever been conscious about it is sometimes I've been chewing and been asked "what are you chewing" and I'm like.... Ahhhh I'm not gonna answer that 😂
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 09:43 PM

Does anyone else have rumination not as a disorder, but more as a behaviour, as in something that can be controlled?

 

After eating I'm often able to regurgitate some of whatever it was using inner muscles, keeping it in my mouth to chew and then swallow again (i.e. intentional rumination). This sometimes happens several times after a meal or snack until the regurgitated food becomes unpalatable.

 

I have this habit because of a belief that food needs to be chewed/savoured for as long as possible to make the calories worth it. I tell people the regurgitation is out of my control because the truth is embarrassing and, honestly, a bit disgusting. It's surely fucking up my teeth, but... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oh my FUCKING god

I thought i was alone in this! I thought I was just gross and crazy.

I'm SO GLAD Im not alone in this, and theres a term for it too!!!

thank you for posting this


*~ I will be thin someday~*

 

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