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Diet Tip: Don’t Multitask at Meals

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.

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kimmbot kimmbot 9 years
I'm eating lunch as I write this, yes. And I'm at work. This is my major downfall, especially seeing as how I work 14 hour days fairly often. Breakfast is either at home or at my desk before I start working, lunch is at my desk, and dinner is at my desk at my second job. Hmm.
wtigerior wtigerior 9 years
I have to eat in front of the tv or computer; if not, I tend to eat very fast if I sit on the dining table alone.
heathero heathero 9 years
I eat Breakfast and lunch at my desk everyday, I know i evereat at lunch, but lucky for me i have a high metabolism!!!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
does it count that i eat and watch something? sometimes i need to eat and work on school work at the same time. since i cook everything i eat it takes a lot out of my day.i eat almost every meal with my roommie/best friend so it is more special and i dont' think i overeat.
lily8206 lily8206 9 years
If I didn't Multi-task at meals then I'd be spending A LOT less time on the Sugar Sites!
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
backed=packed. It's too early.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I eat breakfast while I work in my office every morning...but I can't overeat since I've backed my breakfast at home...today it was cream of wheat (no sugar or anything added) with blueberries. Sometimes I eat lunch while working as well, but it actually makes me eat slower. When I'm at home I seem to watch TV a lot while eating dinner, esp. since the boyfriend is away and I feel weird sitting at the kitchen table by myself. I make a point to enjoy every bite, though, and eat slowly.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great advice...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great advice...
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