TV and Overeating

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How many of you sit down to dinner in front of the TV or listen to the iPod at lunch?  Research is showing that watching TV or listening to music while eating can increase your food consumption by an additional 100 calories per meal.

It seems that the enjoyment of these things can distract you from realizing that you are full or can cause you to sit at the table longer, resulting in you munching longer than necessary.  Interestingly, it doesn’t seem to matter what type of music you are listening to or program you are watching.

Unfortunately, the study didn’t look at whether reading, talking, or being on your computer all have the same effect.  My prediction, however, is that anything that serves as a distraction and is enjoyable will lead to the same result: over-eating.

So, what’s the solution?  Turn them all off!  Try eating your meal in silence so you can tune into what your body is telling you.  Are you full yet?  If so, then it’s time to stop eating.

Fit Links:
Breaking Bad Habits: Mindless Eating – Lifetime
Healthy Eating Habits for Your Child – WebMD


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