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  • Distracted eating causes more snacking later
  • Distracted eating causes more snacking later
    Detlef Reichardt (2010) ©

Distracted eating causes more snacking later

You sit down to watch your weekly TV show with dinner perched in front of you. Before you know it, the meal has gone and you barely remember its taste. For many of us it’s a nightly ritual, but could eating while distracted lead to more snacking later? New research suggests it very well could.



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