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    Question Primal eating position? Standing/sitting....

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    It would seem standing and sitting at a meal table allow your abdomen to extend properly and let food pass through in a healthy manner,

    but I would have thought grok sat on the floor or relaxed against a prop/wall like us sitting on a sofa.

    I can do either more most meals as Im a student and only have family dinners when i go back home but whats best?

    Your thoughts?

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    I would think posture is more important than position. You abdomen should be in the same position sitting as it is when you are standing if you sit properly.
    Start here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/prima...alk-like-grok/
    Esther's book is excellent.

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    Cool thanks. Interestingly mark compares sitting in chairs as the grains of the furniture world and even if you can achieve the same abdomen position in a chair this is quite unnatural.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/sitting-unhealthy/

    Whilst he says short periods (like meal times) wont make a big difference I just wondered what people thought, and you know a few mins a day add up in the long run.

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    He probably squatted.

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    Usually when I sit on the couch I've got my legs up, sitting cross-legged. A plate sits nicely on the lap that way I learned. It's funny, I have a kitchen table and have yet to eat a meal at it!

    The Romans often ate lying down. I've done that a few times. It's difficult unless you're just snacking. No wonder they ate with their fingers. P

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    We have a coffe table we eat at because we don't have a want, need, or space for a dining table. I usually sit on my feet or cross legged. My husband generally eats cross legged. We joke that it's Japanese style, but we do both prefer to eat this way.

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    This is an interesting question I often ponder, especially when looking at our 5 year old son who seems to prefer eating standing up. When he was smaller he also liked eating whilst sat on the table, but in a squat position with just his feet for balance. I often remarked how caveman-like he looked

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    Lol primal toddler nice one

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