Food and Nutrition Friday: Undistracted Eating
Are you one of the many people who enjoy eating while watching television or movies? Or scrolling through your smartphone or tablet?
I’m guilty...GULITY GUILTY GUILTY!
It's how I relax, especially as the mother of three school-age children. Your reasons may be different.
Unfortunately, any type of viewing diverts our attention away from our eating.
Previous research has shown that when we're distracted, we eat more. Experts believe that watching TV or using our cellphones while dining can cause us to lose track of what we're consuming and miss indications like feeling full. Eating without thinking can also affect gut-brain communication. In addition, distracted eating also affects how we chew. Not chewing properly can cause a variety of digestive problems, including heartburn, acid reflux, nausea, migraines, and malnutrition.
Check out these resources including an from Type2Diabetes about the benefits of eating our meals undistracted and three short tips from Food Smart on 3 tips to curb distracted eating.
Benefits of Undistracted Eating:
Three Quick Tips to Curb Distracted Eating
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