Want to Lose Weight? Count Your Distractions, Not Your Calories (via The Savvy Sister)

“If you are trying to lose weight (and who isn’t?) you may want to pay attention to your ears, not your stomach.

An interesting piece, by Allison Aubrey from National Public Radio, cited several studies that indicated that the amount and substance of what you eat is directly related to your surroundings, particularly auditory, during meal time.

Two groups of people were studied. TV on and TV off. It’s no surprise that those who were eating while watching TV ate more during the lunch, but later in the day when given a chance to eat some cookies, the group that had the TV on during lunch ate more cookies as well. It was almost as if they were “programmed” to eat more because they were distracted, and ate more the first time.

Paying attention to the act of eating is something very few of us do. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has devoured an entire XX-large bucket of popcorn during a 2 hour movie and then thought “What’s for dinner?”

We live in a world of distractions, but you may want to pay attention to what is in your ears and around you as well what’s on your plate the next time you sit down to a meal.” Read More

via The Savvy Sister (Sister Earth Organics)

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