It’s not just your digestion that gets sluggish. So does your eating speed.
Too fast, and I feel ill. Too slow, and everything on the plate gets cold. Fortunately, we have this awesome plate warmer on the cooker, so I’m in with half a chance.
This is noticeable: I come from a family of speedy eaters (we once disposed of Christmas dinner in half an hour flat, and no-one felt particularly rushed). So it’s odd to be suddenly slow. Nice to be savouring food.