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Distracted eating may add to weight gain

March 29, 2013

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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Howard LeWine, M.D., is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publishing, and editor in chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. See Full Bio
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JD Johnson
May 28, 2013

Great information DR.LeWine. I try to tell my clients to do many of these things you posted.

Charles Alberti
May 18, 2013

From the moment I was eating and sitting before the television I was gain weight in no time. No I bought a trampoline and I loss weight in 1 month. Wel it sounds easy, but I make a choiche not to eat before the television, but train and discipline me more then before.

gold coast removalist
May 17, 2013

sometimes I am like this I have my attention on the other things while eating and could care less about the volume I have ate. I am avoiding to eat while watching t.v except for drinking water ofcourse.

Truman Kreiser
May 17, 2013

What a lovely post – you’ve really made me miss New Zealand! I would love to go for a wander somewhere with such a beautiful rural setting!

Jual Jersey
May 17, 2013

Good Article. We need to be more mindful about meal preparation (not always being in a rush), planning in advance so that we are sure to make better meal choices, being mindful of our daily nutrition habits.

May 17, 2013

Great point on the distraction that can cause us to eat more during the course of a meal. I also found that spending time at least tracking or guiding my meals helped me be more self aware. Of course I’m not a big fan of having a micro-managed calorie counter, but a general understanding has helped me by leaps and bounds. Thanks for this great article!

Ariel Leichty
May 16, 2013

Dying to visit your shop! Who the hell is commenting on your blog? It sounds like the inmates at an insane asylum were just handed a computer.

Doctor Shadow
May 15, 2013

Most of the people I see spend most of their lives worrying about their own version of crooked stitches—the size of their thighs, their hips, their abdomens. As if those things signify something true or real about their lives. As if when we get to the end of our lives, a number on a scale will mean anything at all.

May 14, 2013

amazing,,great article,,i like this site,,thanks

May 14, 2013

Great tips.Actually I was worried how reduce and fit my body.I didn’t decide what type of the foods is perfect for me.But here i got informative tips and some discusser people also said.Thanks

Johnny Rickards
May 14, 2013

Great article, I was actually told by one of my friends (a personal trainer) that I should take my time eating if I want to lose weight. This has seemed to work for me so I’ve been searching the net for more information on the matter and I came across this terrific article!

I’d love to read an article on the importance of body fat percentage in regards to personal health and fitness. I’ve been using this body fat calculator for a few weeks now ( and I feel it has kept me motivated and helped a lot.

My body fat percentage and total weight has decreased dramatically over the past few months and I believe the main reason for this is that I have been taking my time while eating and not just snacking all the time because I’m bored!

Bobby Bloomfield
May 5, 2013

Are you of the mind that there is such a thing as food addiction? If so, is it a neurological issue or a gut issue, or both?

Bobby Bloomfield

May 3, 2013

I absolutely agree with you. Mindful eating is the way to control our weight. Informative article.

April 29, 2013

I agree with this completely. Mindful eating is key to keeping weight under control…. if not aware, it’s way too easy to eat too much!

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April 28, 2013

its a amazing ARTICLE.NICE JOB.

April 24, 2013

This post is out of the ordinary, luck and I loved it.
April 18, 2013

I’ve made the mistake of rushing and eating while watching tv. I’ve started taking my time and actually turning the tv off and it’s definitely helped. And, sometimes when I’m “hungry” but not really, I decide to drink my infused water (cucumber-lime and lemon are used for curbing hunger) and it helps.

April 15, 2013

Thanks you made some good points here i like the part about using a timer set for 20 minutes, I tend to over eat while watching sports. Wahat do you think about weight loss programs like http://bodybyviplan/


Debbie Ward
March 30, 2013

Good topic. Mindful eating is not only to practice healthy eating habits but also being mindful of what we are about to eat. We need to be more mindful about meal preparation (not always being in a rush), planning in advance so that we are sure to make better meal choices, being mindful of our daily nutrition habits.

Debbie Ward from Canada

Fiona Jesse Giffords
March 30, 2013

Watching television or talking while eating is most mistakes made by people who make them overeating. That results in more weight gain rather than losing weight.

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