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Fatigued jaws from eating over 2 lbs of meat

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 08, 2011 at 9:00 PM

My jaws never get fatigued, except now. I just ate 2 lbs of meat and my jaws are totaly fatigued.

May this be a sort of signalling that I've had enough food? Should I continue eating the food merely unchewed? I can still manage to get more food in my belly, although I feel quite full.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:53 AM

I heart you akd =)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:24 AM

i didnt downvote you! i dont understand why this would get a downvote and no one else would. upvote to cancel some out.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 09, 2011
at 11:35 PM

Wow, so much hate for such a minor comment. Thanks for leaving a comment too so I know what was so offensive as I obviously wasn't serious.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on August 09, 2011
at 11:16 PM

Yes, just like you should avoid lifting heavy just because you might *get sore the next day*.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 09, 2011
at 10:33 PM

No, I guess we have evolved to eat grains nowadays!!!!1!1!11

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 09, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Got it. My apologies.

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

(4069)

on August 09, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Again, LOL. Entertaining responses!

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

(4069)

on August 09, 2011
at 09:14 PM

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 09, 2011
at 01:50 PM

Karen: In case you have not figured it out; yes I am serious.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 09, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Less chewy meat, more liver.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 09, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Lars, I don't think people were flaming you. It just seemed to many of us like a joke question and so you wound up with joke answers. You're really serious?

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 09, 2011
at 11:18 AM

Medical issue? I think not. I don't know about your realtionship with your doctor, but where I'm from we don't go unless it is something serious.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 09, 2011
at 11:16 AM

Thank you for a good answer. I usually do not eat this amount of meat, just the same amount of food. That is why my belly could have more. I also find it a bit bizarre how some people with enough rep score may ask how sperm tastes like, but when I asked this question it was all about flaming me as much as possible, partly because bad spelling, mainly because the question. I do believe our ancestors ate until their bellies were full, not because of fatigued jaws.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on August 09, 2011
at 01:55 AM

I hereby request an explanation for the downvote.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on August 09, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Yes. Chewing extremely thoroughly and savoring your food is extremely important. It builds your jaw structure to a healthy level and lets you eat more efficiently: less food, more nutrients or whatever.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 09, 2011
at 12:49 AM

OMG. Hilarious!

B2f2a025c9901b31af3853d1336d5307

(183)

on August 08, 2011
at 10:33 PM

OH ok, if the belly is fine, then yes- keep on keepin' on!

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 08, 2011
at 10:10 PM

Nice one :)

Ffff513ac686cd18c840ee12c79357ed

(1183)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:44 PM

brilliant. just brilliant.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:38 PM

Sorry. Not really.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:38 PM

Yeah. Man up and choke down that meat.

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:24 PM

there's a 6th grader inside of me wanting to say "that's what she said"...

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(12379)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:22 PM

I just spat a whole mouthful of water on my computer screen at work - I needed that laugh today - thanks!

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:22 PM

I usually never throw up. The my point was: I am not very full. I normally eat more in a single meal than what I have just done. My jaws are the problem, not my stomach.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:18 PM

Forgive me for my incorrect english, as it is not my primary language.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 08, 2011
at 09:17 PM

"I have coocked it and cut it to pieces. My jaws is just very tired." oh boy, this misspelling is bound to be interpreted very wrongly...

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:16 PM

And I am not very full, I normally eat much more food than this when beeing about this full.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:15 PM

That was what the question was about. Probably not the best formulated one.

F66b284f10f7a7ecf570f227ef321d20

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on August 08, 2011
at 09:15 PM

My hashtag disappeared. But you get the point.

776cf39df980711e80fc02317eb64649

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on August 08, 2011
at 09:14 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:13 PM

just lol ....seriously "I can still manage to get more food in my belly, although I feel quite full." ummm....then stop eating rather than swallowing more meat unchewed?

2bdc990a200584a385650cf68475f095

on August 08, 2011
at 09:12 PM

Practice more. And more.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:10 PM

I have coocked it and cut it to pieces. My jaws is just very tired.

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(39831)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:08 PM

Switching to eating meat without chewing it? Good night, sweet prince.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 08, 2011
at 09:04 PM

another one in the WTF bin. Why not cook your meat or at least grind it/slice it thinly????

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34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:34 PM

I think you should take your tired jaw as a signal that you should stop eating unless you're being paid to eat the 2 pounds of meat in one sitting in some sort of contest in which case, man up and choke it down!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:38 PM

Sorry. Not really.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:38 PM

Yeah. Man up and choke down that meat.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 09, 2011
at 11:35 PM

Wow, so much hate for such a minor comment. Thanks for leaving a comment too so I know what was so offensive as I obviously wasn't serious.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:24 AM

i didnt downvote you! i dont understand why this would get a downvote and no one else would. upvote to cancel some out.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:53 AM

I heart you akd =)

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65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

on August 09, 2011
at 01:09 AM

Dr. Michael Mew talked about this phenomenon at the AHS in his session. In short, the lack of significant masticatory effort in modern Western people has lead to weakened jaw structures, and ultimately deformed facial bones and malocclusion due to improper growth of the facial cranial complex.

This can be said to have come about due to the highly processed nature of Western foods, the prevalence of cooking, reliance on liquid foods, and the more tender quality of non-game meats.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on August 09, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Yes. Chewing extremely thoroughly and savoring your food is extremely important. It builds your jaw structure to a healthy level and lets you eat more efficiently: less food, more nutrients or whatever.

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6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on August 09, 2011
at 01:21 AM

I read the OP as a perfectly legitimate question. I really have no idea why everybody piled on you so hard, and it's especially confusing that Kaz said you might have a "medical issue" or something. Oh noes!!1 Not a MEDICAL ISSUE!!!11

If your jaw is tired, I definitely wouldn't call THAT a signal to stop eating, though perhaps it would CORRELATE with such signals. Instead, it's your hunger level, how full you are, etc that should tell you whether to keep eating.

What it means for your jaw to be tired is simply that it's not adjusted to the level of chewing that you're doing. It's like any other muscle or whatever: if you do more than usual, it gets tired, it gets sore the next day, etc.

Most people don't chew nearly enough, and if they go through a whole meal chewing as much as they should, they would of course "feel the burn" in the muscles moving their jaw. So how to remedy this? Just chew more and your jaw will get stronger!

In fact, not chewing enough seems to be a common modern world problem. You could imagine that back in the day, the ancients probably really savored their food and tried to extract as much flavor as possible from each piece of food. This ensued that they chewed enough, plus it probably aligned their hunger signal with their fullness signal so both happened around the same time.

But nowadays since our food is so abundant, people rush through their food and don't really savor it (because there's almost always more where that came from!), making digestion poor and misaligning the hunger signal with the fullness one, such that you get the classic situation where your mouth is still hungry but your stomach is full. Weird shit, but completely resolvable by chewing thoroughly and chilling out a bit and simply savoring your food.

But that's sort of a tangent that doesn't necessarily apply to you. Getting back to you in particular: You said you ate 2 lbs of meat. That seems like a pretty large quantity. I'd be careful about going so extreme. Everything (good) in moderation is truly a useful rule; eating 2 lbs of meat seems pretty extreme. Also, as a rule I've found that craving extremely large quantities of specific foods indicates some sort of deficiency, which you can solve more efficiently by simply widening your variety.

Good luck!

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on August 09, 2011
at 01:55 AM

I hereby request an explanation for the downvote.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 09, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Lars, I don't think people were flaming you. It just seemed to many of us like a joke question and so you wound up with joke answers. You're really serious?

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 09, 2011
at 11:16 AM

Thank you for a good answer. I usually do not eat this amount of meat, just the same amount of food. That is why my belly could have more. I also find it a bit bizarre how some people with enough rep score may ask how sperm tastes like, but when I asked this question it was all about flaming me as much as possible, partly because bad spelling, mainly because the question. I do believe our ancestors ate until their bellies were full, not because of fatigued jaws.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 09, 2011
at 01:50 PM

Karen: In case you have not figured it out; yes I am serious.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 09, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Got it. My apologies.

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F66b284f10f7a7ecf570f227ef321d20

on August 08, 2011
at 09:13 PM

FirstWorldProblems

F66b284f10f7a7ecf570f227ef321d20

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on August 08, 2011
at 09:15 PM

My hashtag disappeared. But you get the point.

776cf39df980711e80fc02317eb64649

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on August 08, 2011
at 09:14 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Ffff513ac686cd18c840ee12c79357ed

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on August 08, 2011
at 09:44 PM

brilliant. just brilliant.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on August 09, 2011
at 12:49 AM

OMG. Hilarious!

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

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on August 09, 2011
at 09:14 PM

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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B2f2a025c9901b31af3853d1336d5307

on August 08, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Yeah, you should juice it... do you have a juicer or vita-mix or something? You should definitely keep ingesting until you throw up.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

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on August 08, 2011
at 09:22 PM

I usually never throw up. The my point was: I am not very full. I normally eat more in a single meal than what I have just done. My jaws are the problem, not my stomach.

B2f2a025c9901b31af3853d1336d5307

(183)

on August 08, 2011
at 10:33 PM

OH ok, if the belly is fine, then yes- keep on keepin' on!

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(12379)

on August 08, 2011
at 09:22 PM

I just spat a whole mouthful of water on my computer screen at work - I needed that laugh today - thanks!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 08, 2011
at 10:53 PM

Don't cook your meat. Blend it after cutting it into strips with scissors or buy ground from the store. I've had similar problems and it can play havoc with digestion. Raw meat forever!

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C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

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on August 08, 2011
at 10:04 PM

Maybe you need to add a post workout meal to help promote recovery?

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

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on August 08, 2011
at 10:10 PM

Nice one :)

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on August 09, 2011
at 12:48 PM

I once got pain in my jaw socket from eating too much jerky, pain was more towards my ear, but the ENT said it was overuse of the jaw! Avoid chewy meats, go for softer options.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on August 09, 2011
at 11:16 PM

Yes, just like you should avoid lifting heavy just because you might *get sore the next day*.

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on August 08, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Paul,

Hope your jaw feels good soon!

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on August 08, 2011
at 10:42 PM

Uhm...what? Last time I wore my jaw out (yikes, there is no way I can phrase that without sounding crude!), it was because I was an anxious mess and had chewed the hell out of a pack of gum over the course of several hours.

However, it sounds like you may have a medical issue that needs looked at and I encourge you visit with a doctor to see if you can pinpoint and/or resolve it.

If you are still genuinely quite hungry despite having a sore jaw, then I suggest you find nutrition elsewhere. Heat up some soup, or make a smoothie. If you do starch, eat a bowl of mashed potatoes with butter or something. Set the meat aside and go back to it once you've allowed your jaw to relax a bit. I worry that if you persist, you'll develop some sort of stress fracture or something in your jaw bone.

Good luck. :)

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 09, 2011
at 11:18 AM

Medical issue? I think not. I don't know about your realtionship with your doctor, but where I'm from we don't go unless it is something serious.

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on August 08, 2011
at 09:34 PM

Have you tried doing jaw exercises ? You could start by putting your fist in your mouth. This would strech your jaw and improve muscle tone .You could then work up to chewing big pieces of meat. When your Jaw has reached max improvement you will be able to chew a full size cow in one sitting...

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

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on August 09, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Again, LOL. Entertaining responses!

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on August 09, 2011
at 08:33 PM

People werent designed to eat a kilo of meat......

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 09, 2011
at 10:33 PM

No, I guess we have evolved to eat grains nowadays!!!!1!1!11

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