As a culture we are always on the go and always looking for ways to combine activities. While I am a huge fan of multitasking exercises, I am not a fan of multitasking at meals.
Driving, working and watching TV while eating all lead to mindless eating, which generally leads to eating more than we need. To really enjoy your food, and feel sated at the end of a meal, it is best to eat mindfully. Savor each bite, pay attention to the act of eating and actually taste your food. Not only is eating slowly better for your digestion (being tuned out at meal time can make the digestive process as much as 30 percent less effective, it seems to help keep your caloric take in check. Your sense of satisfaction decreases if you are eating and doing something else, and this sense of dissatisfaction can lead to needless snacking later on.
So take the time to eat mindfully. Who knows, maybe if you actually take the time to taste your food you might just realize it doesn’t need too much salt.
With this in mind, I am curious if you often eat and drive or eat and work? Let me know in the comments section below.