The result of the research
There is a direct connection between gadgets and weight gain, which was established in a recent study. It was conducted jointly by scientists from the Netherlands (University Medical Center) and Brazil (Federal University of Lavra). The results were published on the pages of the journal Physiology & Behavior.
In addition, extra pounds can appear in fans of reading during eating. Experts say that using gadgets, watching videos or reading books does not allow the brain to estimate how much food has already been eaten. Therefore, overeating occurs. Also, people imperceptibly choose products with higher calories.
When you are distracted you consume more
This distracting effect is especially noticeable in young people. The experiment was conducted on a group of men and women aged 18-28 years. Some of them could take their smartphone or an interesting book to the table, while others had to eat without being distracted. It was found that those who were distracted during a meal consumed an average of 15% more calories.
Marcio Gilberto Zangeronimoa, one of the researchers, believes that if you set a goal to control weight, it is most effective to protect yourself from your phone, laptop, tablet and books during meals. If it is impossible to completely get rid of this habit, then you need to choose more useful products in advance and not put them on the table in large quantities, as well as note any fluctuations in your weight.