Pay Attention To That Lunch Sandwich, You will Likely Eat Less
NY Magazine reported in their article “Lunch Amnesia” that those who pay attention to what they eat are likely to eat less during lunch. I am guilty of constantly reading and catching up on things during lunch, however, this can be a problem when visiting a buffet since there is no portion control other than what I controlled myself. This article refers to sandwiches, however, this can apply to most things we eat during lunch as well.
Lunch hour for many New Yorkers is frequently no such thing—more often, it’s the twenty minutes that can be spared to rush out and grab whatever might be thrown on a bun, in a wrap, or inside a to-go container and wolfed down at your desk. Depending on the quality of your corner deli and your proximity to a gourmet food truck or burrito shop, it might still be a perfectly good lunch, certainly. But it is not likely to be a memorable one.
And that’s where you run into trouble. It turns out that eating this way can lead to a kind of lunch amnesia, and from there to more unhealthy afternoon snacking. That’s the gist of a forthcoming study in the journal Appetite, continue reading here