Weight-loss Challenge: Make the TV room a 'no-eating' zone

Jan. 24, 2012 at 1:00 AM ET

It’s incredibly easy to polish off a whole bag of chips or entire row of cookies when you’re mindlessly snacking while watching television. When you’re distracted by the TV, you’re less aware of your body’s internal fullness cues and more likely to overeat. From now on, make it a rule to eat meals only while sitting down at the kitchen table (not camped out on the couch), without a computer or a TV playing in the background. When your meal is your only focus, you’re far less likely to eat past the point of fullness.

You’ll be more in control of your eating, which translates to faster results.

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