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Distracted eating could be making you fat

August 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Eating while checking your phone or email could be making you fat.

New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found distracted eaters are not only worse at remembering what they've eaten, but feel significantly less full just after a meal.

Researchers from Bristol University believe memory plays a crucial role for our appetites. They suggest you set your watch and take 20 minutes to eat your next meal. Experts say it takes 20 minutes for the brain to register the body has eaten enough.

You can also try eating with your non-dominant hand. Since your dominant hand is 10 percent stronger, eating with the other may help you slow down.

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