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Infographic: Why Multitasking at Meal Time is Hurting Your Health and How to Stop!

Multitasking can be detrimental to your health and job performance. Research indicates that multitasking can inhibit creativity and impair one’s memory and ability to solve complex problems. In addition, according to a 2013 review of 24 previous studies, eating while distracted by the television, phone, computer, or driving can prevent your brain from fully processing what you’ve eaten. Because of that, you won’t feel as full or satisfied, and may therefore be tempted to keep eating and/or to eat again a short time later.

Cut calories (and inches from your waistline) with this eight-step guide to distraction-free eating.

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