While I'm not from a large family, I too inhaled my food my entire life. I'm 41, have been steadily gaining wait for several years and even though I'm concerned about the weight, I know I can start activity to handle that and it's working. The thing that's always worried me was the affects of eating too fast on the digestive system. Even though I'm regular now, I hate the thought of things giving out just because a lifelong habit of eating too fast. I see a hapifork in my future (after it flops and comes down from it's $100 price of course).