New doctor’s orders: no loud music or TV while eating.
A study by Brigham Young and Colorado State universities has found that the more noise your food makes while eating, the less you’ll put away.
The “Crunch Effect”, as the researchers call it, suggests that watching TV or listening to music while dining drowns out eating sounds that help keep your appetite in check.
“When you mask the sound of consumption, you take away one of your senses, which may cause you to eat more than normal,” says study author Ryan Elder.
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verage number of extra kilojoules men consume from Friday to Sunday versus any three-day period during the working week.
Source: Annals of Epidemiology