Facebook can make you feed your face.
It all comes down to distraction: you’re more likely to consume bigger portions and eat for longer periods of time when you’re preoccupied by television, music, a mobile phone or a computer, according to a review of studies published in Trends in Food Science & Technology.
Eating while distracted interrupts brain-to-stomach satiation signals, making it harder to monitor your food intake. If you’re not focusing on your food, your brain is less likely to track just how much food you’ve actually eaten.
Also, distraction raises the risk of overeating the wrong types of foods. (Think: popcorn at the movies.)
Try this: dedicate mealtime as no-screen time. Don’t check your email or Twitter or the TV. Grab a seat at an actual table and try tasting at least your first three bites – fully chewing and swallowing before taking another. This process, also known as mindful eating, may lead to great satisfaction.
Wait, you’re not reading this while you’re eating, are you?
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