Though watching television may be a good distraction from
pain or offer a needed break between tasks, it doesn’t help at all when it
comes to weight loss. In fact, it could even be the culprit causing you to gain
those extra pounds.
Television programming entices you to crave high-fat, high-calorie foods, even
when you’re not hungry, says Barbara Rolls, PhD, professor of nutrition at Penn
State University and author of The Volumetrics Weight Control
Plan (Harper Collins, 2000).