do you enjoy eating while watching TV?

@roniroxas (10576)
Philippines
July 16, 2007 6:14pm CST
some people enjoy eating while watching the tv. i also enjoy it, but i dont do it often for i tend to eat so much while watching tv. do you enjoy eating while watching tv?
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
17 Jul 07
It depends on what is on the TV! We don't have cable so we'll watch movies...generally it's something I like, but sometimes it's really boring! It's hard though because I don't want my toddler getting used to this habit. Oh well.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
wow its really hard when there are no cables. there are a lot on tv that you can miss like news which are really important. thanks for the response
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Ah, it's not so bad without cable. We have the internet and can look up our news there. :)
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
sorry i forgot internet, stupid me, yes of course you can watch through internet.
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• Philippines
17 Jul 07
snacks is okey, but only when its time for me to have snacks, other times, i dont eat in front of the tv... but in front of the pc, i do... i cant leave mylot.. lol
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
i can agree to that pal.... wink wink thanks for the response
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
30 Jul 07
yup i actually eat dinner in front of the TV pretty often. they say that married couples shouldn't have tvs cos it takes aways so much time that should be spent communicating wtih each other. but sometimes it's good just to eat and catch up wtih the local and overseas news. or just to relax and be entertained. i don't snack whilst watching. sometimes i eat my fruits after dinner also in front of the TV. healthy food. heh.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
watching tv together is cool when you do it with your partner, there is something to talk about and you can be cozy sitting watching tv and eating lol. thanks for the response
@arcidy (5017)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I like to eat while watching tv in my room for some reason and is pretty much the only place where I eat when im at home I just find it relaxing to me while watching a show I like and eating if we have to eat as a family I will go down and not eat and just bring up the food when there done of course for breakfast I eat at the table because im in a rush and dont have time for tv.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
after a tiring day it is time to relax, and one of the things that makes me relax is t o eat in front of the tv. thanks for the response
• United States
22 Jul 07
Yes!! I love to watch television and eat. Sometimes I watch movies while eating too and then I load up on popcorn. I eat so much more than I normally would when watching tv or movies just because I'm not really paying attention to what I'm eating.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
yes that is my problem too i eat morethan i want to when watching tv and eating.... hahaha. thanks for the response
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 07
I enjoy eating while watching tv!i enjoy eating yogurt,fruits,chocolates,even rice and soupy dishes!I don't eat more than one portion while watching tv.that's why i like eating while watching.usually i'll eat while watching Ellen,Psych,That 70's show,movies on HBO,Cinemax or even Starworld!I love cable and eating!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
hey i agree with you cable and eating are good combination lol. thanks for the response
• India
20 Jul 07
Well i always watch tv when eating...Actually our tv is in living room where we mostly eat so ithas become an habit and i cant change it..
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
well was you had it as a habit it is really hard to break. but have you tried not to watch tv when eating?
@youless (84623)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jul 07
I like eating and meanwhile watching TV. That was my habit. However, now my child grows up and he's 3 years old. So when we are having a meal, I will turn off the TV so that he can focus on the meal.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
yes i think that is a good idea. children that young can watch a lot of TV then forget eating. TV gets so much of their attention. thanks for the response
@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I eat while watching TV. I do it more often than not. I think that it is the most enjoyable place in the house for my family to sit down together for a meal.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
yes i can agree with that, there are a lot of shows on tv that the whole family can enjoy. thanks for the response
@elmo1211 (212)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
yes, we do it all the time. i'm renting a small studio unit so basically when i turn on the tv, i can see it whatever i'm doing at wherever corner of my room i was in. so i tend to watch the television while eating or even while in bed. and i enjoy it very much.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
my apartment also is small and we can see the tv while eating but we cant see the tv when we are all at bed. thanks for the response.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
I usually don't eat while watching tv. but I do sometimes and I enjoy it. ^__^ but if I'm watching something that really needs my ears, like I couldn't afford to miss a word, I don't eat. it distracts me from listening. ^__^
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
that is a cute answer.... i can agree to that. sometimes you cant hear whats on when you are eating something crunchy. thnaks for the response
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@men82in (1270)
• India
17 Jul 07
I hate while eating, it makes us indigestion and empty stomach.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
wow... i never had that before. thnaks for the response
• Pakistan
17 Jul 07
Eating and watching tv are two different aspects of life. We could not concetrate on any one of more than one works we started. If you want to watch tv with full concetration, then you should keep yourself attentive to watch the tv well. If you need to eat positively then you should give full attention to your eating and eating stuff. you could not enjoy voyage on two or more than two boats. Remember that a Jockey of every trade is master of none. No attention in eating will make you faty, No attention in watching tv will give you less information or intertainment. So we should do one job in one time.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
well most women are multitaskers, i sometimes eat while washing clothes. i cant concentrate on one at a certain time or else i can not be able to finish it in one day. lucky for some people like you who can do things one by one.
@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
17 Jul 07
Not really i was bought up that meals are for family times and in my house at meal times we all sit at the table .The kids and hubby have snacks while watching the tv .However i do not watch that much tv that i need to snack while there .
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
well i really wish i have a bigger home, but unfortunately we can still see the tv when we are all having dinner together. thanks for the response
@hopejordan (3567)
• Australia
23 Nov 07
hi there roniroxas yes we do sometimes eat in the lounge watching tv i am about to cook dinner soon we are having steak mashed poaoto and vegies thanks for this discussion
@rinkub (231)
• India
31 Jul 07
Thats a major bone of contention at home between my son and my husband. My husband grew up in a hostel so his ideas are very different from mine. I don't mind my son eating before the TV as long as he doesn't litter the place(he's seven). I feel home is a place where one should feel comfortable, cozy and relax. One should be able to do the things one can't outside. My husband feels that food should be had at the dining table with the whole family getting together. But, my husband's job has kept him away from home for years and my son and I used to consider mealtimes as something that had to be gone through and the easiest way to get the job done was to sit before the television. I think when everyone is eating at a different time in the family, there is no harm in doing so as one wishes. But, of course, I feel that if being away from the television can make the family come together at mealtimes the bonding increases between the family members. But then, everyone has to be present for that. Otherwise, each one to his own.