March 12, 2017
Don’t become a couch potato! Eating in front of the television makes you eat more
An average American citizen spends approximately between eight and nine hours a day in front of the television screen. Supposing he or she sleeps seven hours, this means an unacceptable daily amount of 15 hours of inactivity. Moreover, if the task that this citizen develops is also sedentary, he or she will be in a very dangerous and risky health situation.
Eating in front of the television makes you eat more. You pay more attention to the images and less to the food. And when you finish you serving, you normally go back to the fridge to get more food, as these combine actions are psychologically rewarding. Later, you will look for some sweets, chocolate or anything you can chew or lick. And the result will be that you’ll have double the calories intake that you should have done. And you become a couch potato.
So, if you want to control your weight, do not link TV and meals. Choose the programs you really want or need to watch, and you will see that total weekly time will not surpass six or seven hours. Don’t stay as a stupid in front of the device, swallowing a daily average of one and a half hours of advertisements, most of them for food and most of them promoting inadequate substances for your health. It has been proven that exposure to food cues promotes consumption and obesity not only in children but in adults as well.