Tuesday, May 5, 2009
"You already know you chow more while watching House, but eating in front of the TV also makes you snack more later, a study in the journal Appetite reports.
Female volunteers ate lunch one day while watching the tube and one day away from it. When offered cookies several hours after each meal, the women ate 20 percent more post–telly session.
TV watching may cause you to space about what you ate, leading to overeating, says lead study author Suzanne Higgs, Ph.D., of the University of Birmingham in England.
Can't avoid distractions? Snap a cell photo of your meal and refer to it before you slip into snack mode."
Source: Women's Health Blog