It seems pretty much a trend that people prefer to eat their food while watching TV, playing games or reading. Also called as distracted eating, it can cause people to consume more calories than needed. Research has shown that distracted eating can result in consuming more, most often 50% more than what is usually consumed. Researchers found that when people thought about what they ate in a meal, the tendency was to consume much less. Being attentive to what one has eaten is good to limit calorie intake and eat the right kinds of food. Distracted eating, that is when people do not pay attention to what they are eating, can result in eating too much. By choosing to remember food consumed at an earlier meal can result in reducing the quantity consumed in the subsequent meal by 10%. Based on this research, authors are of the opinion that attentive eating techniques could be taught as a god weight loss technique and be made part of weight loss regimens instead of encouraging serious calorie counting. Source: Medindia << Actor Gina Riley Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer Do You Want to Have a Remarkable Career? >> Recommended Reading Unhealthy Eating Behaviors can Make a Bad Mood Worse In women, unhealthy eating habits may worsen their moods, say researchers. READ MORE Olive Oil Makes You Feel Full Olive oil regulates the sensation of feeling full after eating, finds study. READ MORE Brain Pacemaker to Treat Anorexia Scientists for the first time have used deep brain stimulation to treat anorexia. READ MORE Chronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder? Chronic dieting is associated with eating disorders that mainly include unhealthy eating practices such as severe calorie restriction in diet of men or women who on a regular basis follow fad diets mainly to reduce weight. READ MORE Lifestyle Modification: No Big Deal! Simple and practically possible lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in improving our health status without actually putting much effort. READ MORE Low Calorie Diet Low calorie meals or diet include foods that are high on nutritional content and yet have fewer calories. Updated information about low calorie diet or low calorie foods and its health benefits. READ MORE Turn This Diwali into a Lighter Sweeter Celebration Diwali is just round the corner! Its tough to stay health-conscious but still we are giving you a few easy tips to manage your calories and remain in shape. READ MORE Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts The importance of eating food and the physiological, psychological and social functions of food. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Fongitar (Zinc Pyrithionone) A-Z Drug Brands in India Sanatogen More News on: Low Calorie DietWhy Do We Eat - Nutrition FactsDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseLifestyle Modification: No Big Deal!Turn This Diwali into a Lighter Sweeter CelebrationChronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder?