To Eat Less, Turn Off The TV
Want to eat less? Focus on your food. That’s the advice of researchers at the University of Liverpool, who found that eaters who were distracted ate more than people who really thought about the food in front of them. A University of Liverpool news release reports that the researchers, who analyzed 24 studies of the impact of awareness, attention, memory and distraction on how much food we eat, also found that thinking about a recent meal as filling and satisfying also compelled people to eat less. The researchers found that distractions like watching television, listening to the radio or music or reading a newspaper at the dinner table, can lead to over-eating.