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Implications of Eating while watching screen–especially with kids

Eating while watching screen

I have seen this scene replayed in many homes….it becomes very easy to feed kids while they are engrossed in the screen. They will not complain about what is being fed or how much quantity they are eating.

LET’S EXPLORE THIS A BIT. Anything that is fed into the body must be digested. Be it physical or mental–here both physical and mental digestion happens at the same time. So, the 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐓𝐕 𝐨𝐫 𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐢𝐱𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝…

If you don’t believe that physical symptoms are possible with mental thoughts, try thinking about your favorite food and you will start drooling, the same way some physical change happens in the body depending on the mental feeling it is processing at the time…

Secondly, we are curbing the ability to perceive important qualities of food–taste, touch, smell, sight and just treating eating activity as very mechanical, 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝

Shastras have clearly mentioned not to be distracted while eating. Completely focus on your food with your body and mind. Eat food like you are making an offering to God, so it can digest properly and will not create any potential imbalances…

We make sure to sit together as a family and eat at least 1 meal while discussing our day…what is your routine with meals?

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