My husband talked about how at OTS, you only got this small amount of time to eat, and your whole table had to be ready before anybody could get any food, etc. So sometimes they'd have run 5-10 miles that morning as well as various other activities, then they'd get to lunch, and they'd have *literally* 30 seconds with their food before they had to head out. My husband stopped drinking with meals, because they would always allow you to drink water later (they didn't want anybody to collapse from dehydration). And he'd pick which food item to start with based on how quickly he could get it down. Sometimes people would choke (none seriously) from trying to get the food down so quickly. It was almost always within about 2-3 minutes. I think he said one time they had 10 minutes to eat, and he didn't know what to do with himself for the extra 5.