Do you do Something while eating your meals?

Indonesia
April 24, 2008 9:26am CST
I have a bad habit of doing many things while having my meals. At home I eat my meals in front of TV, so I watched TV while eating. In my workplace at canteen I usually read a magazine while eating.. I know it is a bad habit and I tried hard to stop it.. But When it's time for meal I just forget it and do my habit as usual... Sometimes I lost my appetite if I have nothing to do while eating.. Anybody out there do the same? ot Any suggestion?
23 responses
@gemini_rose (16194)
27 Apr 08
I either watch the tv while eating, or I read! I have always done so, use to be it was reading all the time, whatever meal I ate I would read while I ate. Then I met my hubby so I stopped doing it for a while as it was classed as ignorant, but then once we knew each other I started doing it again!! I would not say that reading while eating was a bad habit, it would be if you have company but other than that I see mealtimes as a time to relax and enjoy and if reading is part of that enjoyment, then why not!!
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• Indonesia
2 May 08
I like your response gemini.. So far I always thought that it was a bad habit that I should stop... Anyway I agree it is a way of enjoyment..
@ruby222 (4848)
27 Apr 08
You arent alone..im the worlds worst..if i can find something to to whilst i eat i will!!..after years of having to sit to the table in silence...and wait there until everyine else has finished..im rebelling..and i will do what i want to do !!!!lol
• Indonesia
2 May 08
LOL, welcome to the free world Ruby..
@ruby222 (4848)
2 May 08
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
25 Apr 08
haha ^_^ I can only eat and watch tv.. Other than that, i cant do anything else while eating.. because watching tv only requires my eyes to be fixed on the tv and i can still eat.. But reading is a no for me, because i find it troublesome to keep flipping the pages of magazines or papers.. hehe
• Indonesia
27 Apr 08
Watching TV is the most fun activities for me to do while eating, but I also sometimes read magazines or even typing in my computer.. LOL.. This way sometimes I forgot to eat..
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
27 Apr 08
haha.. I wun be able to do that.. Because i'm a person hwo eats very fast, and by time i start to type a word or read some 1 paragragph of the article, i need to eat again.. LOL ^_^ Maybe i just dun like my hands to be distracted while eating.. hehe
@moondan (714)
• China
27 Apr 08
Yes,i do.When it comes to me,i have the same bad habit with you.I really know that it is a bad habit to do something else when we are eating.but i do it most of the time. When i have meals at home with my family,i seldom to reading books or magazines and watching TV while eating.because of my mother,she is so strict,she don't let me do anything else while we are eating.She says that it is not good for health.but if my mother is not at home,my younger sister and me and my father always do other things when we eating.I prefer to eating in front of TV and watching TV,i think it is a enioy of life.If there is no good programes on TV,i will choose to read some storybooks to spend me eating time.I also feel like listening music with eating.It takes me half an hour or more time to finish one meal.I love the feeling. If i have meals outside,I choose to read some books or magazine when eat.maybe i can have chat with my friends while eating. If i don't do anything only eat,i will feel so bald.So i don't want to change my habit.Why so many people so it is bad to do otherthings,because,if we do something else,we will not pay more attention to chaw,it is not very good to gulp food with not chaw compeletely.so if you chaw compeletely,it does not matter to do something else i think.but we can't do sport when eating.
• Indonesia
2 May 08
I think your mom is very good, because you can focus on the food you are eating if you dot do anything else.. But again (for me) you are right too... it's the way to enjoy life that we can watch tv while eating...
@Fishmomma (11423)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I watch television and eat; however that isn't the worse problem. The way I end up eating to much is to eat while cooking. Sometimes I eat while reading a book or magazine, but this one I rarely do now, as this is what I did often in college.
• Indonesia
2 May 08
Yes, I like eating while cooking too...
• India
27 Apr 08
I dont watch TV while eating but yes i do read while watching eating. Then even i durf while eating. As a student when i never had time to study(during exams I used to study while eating). And one thing i have observed if I read during eating, I end up eating more.
• Indonesia
2 May 08
hahaha... yah sometimes that happens to me too, when I read while eating, I eat more because I just enjoyed slow eating while reading...
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
hi afternoontea... during my breakfast i am just listening to the tv. or sometimes no tv cause need to be quick to go to work. during my lunch i just eat at the canteen together with my officemates. during my dinner i watch tv and eat dinner with my family or sometimes just listening to tv only. ^_^ SMILE ALWAYS...
• Indonesia
27 Apr 08
Thank you metal monkee.. Seems like you have a regular time of your meal which is good... Have A nice day..
@youless (94745)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Apr 08
Usually we will turn on the TV but we don't watch it. We listen to the news instead. When we are having a meal together, we will like to talk. I love China
• Indonesia
27 Apr 08
hi youless, Thank you for your response.. if I have company to eat then I dont need TV or magazine becasue we will be busy eating and talking...
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
25 Apr 08
I have found myself to be eating more than I need if I have eaten while watching tv. I force myself to eat at the kitchen table and rarely snack while watching tv anymore. This way portions are better controlled.
• Indonesia
27 Apr 08
Yes... I want to do that too... but If I eat alone I lost my appetite..
• United States
24 Apr 08
I have to be watching something that interests me while I eat and the habit has gotten bad for me. I'll either sit down at the tv or my computer to watch something and I cannot begin eating until I am entranced by what I am viewing. If the program ends or goes to commercial I have to stop eating and find something else or wait for it to resume before I can finish eating.
• Indonesia
27 Apr 08
Well, I ussually remember to eat again when the TV program goes to commercials...
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
24 Apr 08
i am so like you...i have to be doing something all the time whether it is watching tv or reading while eating...sometimes if i am into something, i forget to eat even! (most times during lunch and breakfast, i am on the computer).
• Indonesia
27 Apr 08
I am glad I have company.. : )
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I do the same. I eat in front of the tv. I find that I don't eat as fast when i'm watching the tv. I take my time eating.
• Indonesia
24 Apr 08
Yeah.. Me too..
@heleni0 (322)
30 May 08
We always eat in front of the TV. At home i'm either on the sofa or sat at my desk, and at mom's we eat in front of the TV too. The only time we don't is when it's Christmas or someone's birthday.
@Cannonball (3635)
• France
30 May 08
Yup I'm watching tv at the samz time,even though I guess its not so healthy.
@chou_chou (141)
• United States
3 May 08
After class , I often go home , turn on my laptop , eating something while watching drama ^^ enjoy life
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
If i'm alone I'll read or play on the computer, watch tv. I get bored sitting and eating alone and I'm more likely eat unhealthy foods if i dont do things while i eat alone. When i eat with others I dont do anything while i eat...its rude. The exception is when everyone sits to watch a tv show or movie while we eat.
@FiveZhuo (156)
• China
28 Apr 08
when i eat my meals, it always take me half an hour to finished. i eat very slow. i like this way.coz if so fast it's too bad for my health. in the morning i bought my breakfast and took into my office(it was banned), then spent half an hour to eat and watched the news.when i ate my lunch, i ate in front of TV at canteen.my dinner too. if i don't do anything when i eat my meals, it's so incredible.i alway keep on my regular time.
• United States
27 Apr 08
While I'm eating dinner I usually watch TV. Otherwise nothing else really.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
27 Apr 08
While I am eating is the only time I really take a break so, my eating is usually accompanied by television watching.
@benthose (475)
• India
27 Apr 08
I usually eat in front of the TV.. I've got used to it so much that if the TV isn't there when I'm eating, I feel that the meal was incomplete.. I feel hungry for more!!