You know the scene—you’re running out the door, so you grab a snack for the road. According to new research, however, eating on the run may not be the best idea. In a recent study, test subjects who snacked while walking were more likely to eat more food later on than those who snacked while watching television. The study’s lead author, University of Surrey psychology professor Jane Ogden, believes that the walking test subjects were less likely to mentally register what they were eating. The takeaway? Make healthy snack choices and consume mindfully to avoid overeating.
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