It is not a myth that gorging on your pasta while watching your favourite TV show or eating out at a noisy restaurant is bound to make you eat more.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at 41 women, most of whom were of a healthy weight but were those who controlled their eating quite consciously. The women were presented with the same meal on several different occasions, over several weeks, under different circumstances: (i) alone, (ii) alone with a recording of advice on eating, (iii) together with other women, (iv) alone but with a recording of a TV show as a distraction.
The findings showed that when distracted, the women ate significantly more food, despite not being hungrier.
Although this was a small study, the findings were convincing enough to support the long-held view that distracted eating is not healthy. So, if you want to lose weight, try these tips for staying alert.
Don’t eat in front of the TV
Eat with the rest of your family gathered at the dining table
Keep the pots and serving dishes in the kitchen; not in front of you. You're likely to have a second serving if the food is in front of you
Be careful about the portions you serve on your plate
If there are leftovers once you’ve served yourself, pack them away immediately
Taste your food. Be aware of what you're putting in your mouth and consciously enjoy it. Savor every bite.
Women's Fitness Guide
Gone are the days when women were simply home and kitchen bound. Today’s scenario is such that women not only handle home and career but manages a complete overall personal growth. Let’s face it, women have many challenges when it comes to health and fitness. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but it does mean that you have to train smart.
Many women are facing a lot of difficulties with their health due to lack of exercise and inappropriate diet. So, here we share a few fitness tips for working women:
- Stay active throughout the day
- Store your house with healthy snacks
- Create an effective exercise pattern
- Eat a good breakfast
- Turn on the magic of treadmill
- Drink lots of water
- Chart your progress
- Reduce refined carbs intake
- Never overdo anything
- Recover from all desk jobs
- Be flexible
- Be happy
- Pay attention to how you sit
- Never hurry for results