Have you ever noticed your appetite while you spend thirty plus minutes watching the news to find out what’s going on in the world? How many bowls of cereal did you really eat? Were you satisfied with OJ and toast? Did you keep looking for something more during the commercials?
Perhaps subliminal messages are sent or we want to multi-task and eat while we are catching the weather and news. When we eat while watching tv our mind is processing the viewing materials and our bodies messages that they are full have to wait longer to get through to the brain so we eat.
Another theory goes to our flight or fight response sponsored by the adrenals. When we are watching about the troubles and emergencies in the world our flight or fight response is triggered and the cortisol increase sends the brain a message to take in calories to face the threat.
My only solution is to eat before I watch the news. I think I lost a couple of pounds.
May you all thrive in all your activities.