You Scarf Down Lunch at Your Desk
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The verdict: It won't kill you, but...
When you nosh as you work, especially if you're sitting in front of your computer, you're more likely to overeat, according to research in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. When we're distracted, the study showed, we tend not to recall very much about what we've just put in our mouths. "That blunts the satiety"—that is, fullness—"response and leads to overeating," explains lead author Jeff Brunstrom, PhD, professor of experimental psychology at University of Bristol in England.
Try to relocate to your office's kitchen or cafeteria, or a spot outside, to eat lunch. But if you don't have that luxury (and really, who does?), Dr. Brunstrom recommends at least turning away from the computer screen for the duration of your meal so you can savor each bite.