A British research shows the negative effects of distracted supply for the effectiveness of a diet.
“Tell me how you eat and I’ll tell you if you get fat”. It could be summarized as the result of a recent study conducted by the University of Surrey in the UK.
The research, in fact, involved 60 women, and not a diet, who were asked to consume fingers cereal in three different situations.
The first group was asked to eat in the bar watching a 5 minute video taken from the sitcom Friends. The participants in the study of the second group, however, had to consume the finger walking in a corridor. Finally, women in the third group were able to taste their fingers while comfortably seated.
This experiment was followed by a questionnaire and a final test in which each participant was confronted with four bowls each containing a different snack: chocolate, carrots, grapes and crunchy.
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Eating walking could turn people into excessive eaters
The study results indicate that people who eat more snack at the end are those who have taken the cereal bar as they walked. Specifically, these women ended up consuming five times more chocolate than the others do. Eating walking could turn people into excessive eaters in other times of the day. This seems to be due to the fact that the move is a powerful distraction that makes it less precise the mechanisms regulating appetite. Any form of distraction can pose a risk to eat more than necessary. “Eat something on the fly” it is a real barrier for people who are facing a weight loss diet or because it distracts or because it gives them an excuse to eat more as soon as they get the chance.
So if you want to lose weight or simply adjust your diet you need to follow some simple rules …
- Always take the time to eat sitting at the table;
- Avoid eating while doing other (driving, working, walking the streets or on the road);
- Avoid eating from the packets and always prefer the food on a plate;
- Do not watch television or read while eating;
- Make 3-4 deep breaths before you start eating to slow down food intake and give a better chance to hunger regulation mechanisms.