Taking the time to focus on the food you're eating is harder than it sounds. We're surrounded by distraction and end up eating at our desks, in front of our TVs, or while catching up with things on our phones. But this can reduce the taste of your food and leave you making poor eating choices.
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Psychology Today points to a recent study in the journal Psychological Science that shows that people who are otherwise engaged while they eat rate flavours as less intense and are more apt to choose sweet and salty foods.
Mulititasking = reducing the taste of food. Why? Your brain has to process everything at once and the different sensory experiences compete with each other.
By practising mindful eating, you will enjoy your food more and you'll be able to exercise better control over what types of food you choose and how much you eat.
1 Easy Way to Eat More Mindfully [Psychology Today]