IN THE DINING ROOM
Do you know that playing fast paced music during mealtime can add those extra pounds around your waistline? Some independent researchers point out that you tend to eat a lot more and faster when you listen to music that is above 125 beats per minute during your repast. Loud music also makes you chew more quickly which is an unhealthy habit. Mild music makes you eat slow, thus giving your brain time to register if your tummy is full or not. It also encourages you to spend a longer time at the table. So, slow music or no music at all is the best! If you think the music matters a lot, you would be surprised to know that even lighting could affect your diet. Always eat your meals in bright light. Research shows that people who eat in dim lighting are less self-aware and tend to loosen their inhibitions. This is the cause of overeating.