“I look at my phone and eat”
You probably didn’t think about it, because now watching YouTube, Tik Tok or TV during
meal times are within normal limits. But is it as harmless as it seems?
Using a smartphone or watching TV while eating has been shown to be associated with
an increase in the amount of calories consumed. Overeating can eventually lead to
During the simultaneous consumption of food and viewing content on the Internet, the human brain
is distracted and sends the wrong signals to the body, does not process the taste of food, food does not bring
feelings of fullness, the amount of food eaten is not controlled.
Distraction to gadgets while eating reduces the metabolic rate, which leads to
slow digestion of food and slow down fat burning.
Sometimes parents use gadgets to feed a cranky child. After all, while the children
busy watching a cartoon or playing games on an app, they are so distracted that
automatically open their mouths and eat all the food.
The problem is that the child’s attention is constantly focused on the screen. He fails
develop a sense of taste for certain foods, he becomes picky about eating
measure of maturity.
Another problem is that the child, being distracted by cartoons, does not always chew properly, but
swallowing unchewed pieces of food can cause choking or lead to
indigestion and indigestion.