How Your Smartphone Is Making You Fat

Your smartphone can do a lot of cool things, but it can also help your waistline expand. A new review of studies published in Trends in Food Science & Technology finds that you’re more likely to consume bigger portions, and eat for longer periods of time when you’re preoccupied by television, music, cell phones, or a computer. Eating while distracted interrupts brain-to-stomach signals, making it harder to monitor your food intake as it’s easier to lose track of how much food you’ve actually consumed. To avoid the issue designate mealtimes as no-screen times. (Men’s Health