How can eating while distracted lead to weight gain?

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Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
All calories count. Mindless eating can lead to extra calories that lead to weight gain. If you are not aware of when you are eating, you will be less likely to be able to control your weight. Awareness is the key to success in controlling your weight. You need to focus on eating, feeling full and then stop. This helps you know when you are full. It also helps you know when you are hungry. Distracted eating is often continual. You never really get full so you just keep grazing.

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