Slow and Steady
Eating slower has many benefits to being healthy. By eating slower we can reduce our intake and keep from feeling stuffed after a good meal. It can help lose or maintain weight by not over taxing the body. Eating slower can make you feel full sooner and have more energy after the meal.
In a social way the more you talk with family, friends, or even watching your favorite show can be good ways to spend your meals. Making food apart of the social experience not the social experience. As well as getting to enjoy the meal that you are eating by savoring it.
A few tricks to help form the habit is to make the time to eat the meal with no rushes. With a busy schedule taking small 15 minute breaks to decompress and munch on a few veggies can give a boost into the rest of the day.
Secret: It takes 20 minutes for the brain to know its full. That is way by eating slower you consume less in the amount of time it takes for the brain to tell you it is full.