Eating on the Run Might Mean Eating More Later
August 21, 2015
When that 11 a.m. meeting gets pushed to noon and your 1 p.m. gets bumped up to 12:30 p.m., how do you satiate your lunchtime hunger? For many, the time crunch results in a bag of chips or a caloric granola bar (albeit convenient). It’s time to be more mindful during these types of rushed situations, as new research has found eating on the move causes people to consume substantially more later in the day. The reason? If you’re moving while eating, you might not be as fully aware of what and how much you’re consuming and believe you need to ‘make up’ for that missed lunch later on—causing you to indulge more. That said, do your best to sit down for every meal (hey, if someone insists on a noon meeting, bringing your lunch shouldn’t be a problem). Or if that’s not possible, pack healthy snacks like apples or carrot sticks to munch on. What are some ways you resist eating on the run? Sound off in the comments!