from journal Appetite
More of us may have spent the last few months watching more TV, since other more social activities have been curtailed. Beware. British scientists say if your attention is distracted you won’t notice how many snacks you’re consuming. Their study, in the journal Appetite, suggests if you are eating or drinking while your attention is diverted, you are less likely to be able to tell how full you feel, and more likely to keep snacking than if you were less engaged. It is not just television watching. The researchers say video gamers and even crossword solvers are at risk of paying more attention to the visual distraction than how much we’re snacking. It may help explain the weight gain many have experienced.