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Eat Screen Free

Eating while you’re distracted can lead you to eat faster, feel less full, and mindlessly eat more. Whether this is watching TV, listening to the radio, or playing a computer game, the type of distraction doesn’t seem to matter much.

For instance, one research study found that people watching television while eating their meals ate 36% more pizza and 71% more macaroni and cheese. Plus, it seems that the longer the show, the more food you’re likely to eat. One study noted that participants watching a 60-minute show ate 28% more popcorn than those enjoying a 30-minute show.

Today, eat more mindfully by stepping away from your screens and sit at a table or quietly on the grass in the park and notice the moment when you feel satiated and save the rest for later.

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