Okay, this might be a ridiculous question, but someone help me out.
We do not believe that Christ is given in the Eucharist in a physical way (in the sense that I receive a piece of his arm and you receive a piece of his leg). Rather, the Eucharistic particle you receive is fully the substance of Christ. Now this means when the priest breaks the bread or host, the body of Christ is not split in half. I get that. The priest does not divide up Christ when he prepares the “bread” for communal reception.
So when I bite the host in my mouth into pieces, am I making multiple pieces of host that contain multiple presences of Christ? Two people who receive two different hosts receive Christ individually. So when I break the host in my mouth into 2 or 3 pieces, am i then receiving the full substance of Christ 2 or 3 times?