Do you usually watch the television when eating?

Philippines
April 1, 2009 8:54pm CST
I do watch the tele when I eat. Some people say that it is bad because it takes a person longer to finish the food. A person's brain would have a hard time sending the message that the body is already full. And off course who does like eating junk food while watching their favorite show. I think that it also not good to allow kids at young age practice this. What are your thoughts?
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@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Yes, sometimes I watched television when eating especially dinner. If I am alone eating I will watched television when eating because it is very boring.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I also share your habit of watching tv when I am alone. I guess it's a distraction for me. Thanks for the response
@ajithlal (14564)
• India
12 Apr 09
I also has the habit of watching television while eating.
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
Yeah me too, not only when watching television but also watching shows or films and movies as I eat.
@chimrani (1431)
• India
2 Apr 09
Yes,i watch television when eating.It is my habit and from my child hood it is my habit to watch television when eating.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Thanks for the response
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
No I don't, and my beau usually ask me not to do so...
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Good for you. There are only a few who don't eat and watch at the same time. Thanks for the response
• India
2 Apr 09
I alwasy watch television while eating dinner. It helps to digest even the bad food. Striking!! Yes, Eating food while watching television is a bad habit. You will never able to realize the good taste of the food and not even enjoy the food. But the time I ususlly take my dinner is the time when good serials are coming on the television, so I can not avoide them.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Well for me, the news is airing when I am eating. I haven't had the experience of not appreciating the taste of the food when I am eating. Good point though. I'll try to observe that. Thanks for the reponse
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Hi King, You're right about eating while watching tv. It is not good to do that because a person can't monitor how much food he is eating when he is focused on watching tv. It is better not to let kids be familiar to this habit though... But I'm guilty of doing that since I live alone in the city and it's so boring and unappetizing to eat alone. I watch movies or animes online on my laptop and not on tv
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Wow! You're an otaku. hehe. Anyway back to the topic. I think for me, the greatest challenge is when I have kids. I don't know how to implement a no eating while watching policy if I am guilty as well. Thanks for the response
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
I do, during dinner; some say that by doing so, you will eat more without noticing it; not in my case because what I put on the table is what I usually eat, no more no less; thanks God that I don't like to munch on junk foods while watching television.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
That's a great idea. I on the other go for second serving. And my body is taking the toll. I'll try to do what your doing. About the junk food, I sometimes eat those kind of stuff when watching. Thanks for the response
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
yes. i watch television if possible. i like the feeling of doing two of my favorite things at once..hehehe
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I also like doing a lot of things at the same time. Sometimes when I am watching and eating, also put my laundry on spin to save time. Thanks for the response
@mizstress (719)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
its been my habit for a long time.. i think it is better for me to watch and eat at the same time, rather than eat alone. i tend to finish everything in my plate eventhough it takes me longer time to finish eating.. hehehe its not a good habit to let children eat while working coz they may end up like me!! hehehe happy mylotting!
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I agree eating alone is very boring. The tv offers a way to distract a person. Thanks for the response
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
I have TV right in front of the dining table. I guess TV has become a big part of us already. We usually eat at the time the news are being aired and I love watching news that is why there is a small tv in front of the dining table. I think it has become part of the system since back when we were young we are used to watch tv while eating. It has become a habit.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
It has been a part of a lot of people's system. I also like catching with the latest news while eating. Maybe it's a lack of time. People nowadays are living a fast pace life. But sometimes. I just like to eat in silence especially when I am alone. There are those days. Thanks for the response.
@m2ponce (103)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
nope, we don't watch tv during eating. my family talk with each other during eating and sometimes we discuss our plans during eating. i think its one of the best times for you to spend time with family or friends during lunch or dinner. besides, try to turn off tv while eating. it saves energy and in turn decrease our demand for fossil fuels that emit CO2 to the atmosphere. thanks!
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
It is great that your family communicate when eating. It also happens in my family, but when the tele is on, they get easily distracted. Thanks for the response
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
When I was still a kid, our television set is placed beside our dinning table because it was lack of space. Then every time we take our meals, we usually open the TV to watch for our favorite TV shows. Then we notice that eating while watching takes more time than the normal phase. Another thing is that we consume much more food when we are watching while we don't. Scientifically, it's true that our brains have hard time to distinguished weather you are already full or not. It's all because you are usually focus on watching than determining your appetite. Same as taking junk foods and popcorns while watching movies. One more thing is that when your child have a practice of watching TV while taking their meals, your kid does not focus on meal instead on the show. It is a problem for all parents when they usually complaints about their child does not like to eat much as others. So our solution is to separate the location of the TV set to our Dinning.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I do agree with you that the lack of space is one of the reason. It does take a longer time to eat when TV. I was wondering the same thing about parents telling off their kids not to watch while eating. When I started having kids, I wonder how I could discipline them when I am also hook on the habit of eating and watching at the same time. Thanks for the response.
@jaded22 (828)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
I do watch the television while eating. But not all the time. Lol. =P
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Thanks for the response
@cupcyke (363)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Yes i agreed on your discussion its not good to watch tv while eating. because you cant eat very well of your attention is on other side. your good appetite will not work if your brain is busy. eating junk foods also is prohibited in our family because it has toxic ingredients that can harm your healthy body.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
People tend to eat more junk food when watching. And I agree with that it has bad effects on the body.I also try to avoid it if i can. Thanks for the response
@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
yes, with no manners at all, we ate lunch and dinner while watching the Television, it's been a habit for years. but i do agree that it's not a good practice especially for the kids, my grandmother always yelled at us saying that we should turn off the TV and respect the grace from God.
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I use to remeber when I was younger that my mom keeps on telling me that it's not good to keep the food waiting. I have been doing eating while watching for quite some time. It's already a habit. Thanks for the response
• India
2 Apr 09
yes it is a bad habit and i have that bad habit.I inculcated it from childhood.i dont think i can change that now.
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I agree with you on that. Though I would still try to change the habit. Thanks for the response
• India
2 Apr 09
Yes I always eating while watching TV. This is say my habit also. Since from childhood i watching the TV when i have eating. I know this is very bad habit but i cant do anything for this. I want always TV at the time of eating at home. Normally i watch news, and movies at the time of eating. I dont want to this habit on my children, so i always alert on this.
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
It is definitely a habit that should be passed on to kids. But I think the tele is such a big part of a home. It's such an influence. Especially some of the TV commercials are designed to get kids hooked on their product and the TV as well. Thanks for the response
@yanzalong (7689)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 09
Sometimes I do it if the TV programs are worth watching. Watching teve while eating doesnt influence your chewing speed, I dont think. But you might loose your eating appetite.
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I guess one's appetite when ating while watching differs among different people. It is good that you only watch the TV when you want there is something worth watching. For me, It has been a habif of wtching the news while eating. Thanks for the response
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
After eating is the usual scenario we would love to watch. Coz for us during eating time is the perfect time to talk over the things that had happend for the whole day. Try to discuss and share it, may it be good or a bad one. And to reflect on the things that we have incountered. But to watch televesion eating nuts and junk foods is fun too.
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Your among the few so far who has responded to my discussion who does not watch the Tele while eating. That's really great. In a way I envy you. Communicationg during dinner is a good way to catch up with what's happening in the life of the family. It's a great time to bond. Thanks for the response
@agv0419 (3030)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
I'm also eating while I'm eating I used to that habit when I was young. My family don't eat together on a table. Sometimes it is boring when you eat with nothing to watch about. For me it is an entertainment but I agree to them that you can't control your eating when you are watching TV.
@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
I watch television when eating. It is better because the food is digested very well when eating slowly so it gives more energy to the body...