《中英對照讀新聞》Why eating breakfast on the go really does lead to weight gain 為何邊忙邊吃早餐真的會導致體重增加
Eating breakfast ’on the go’ really can lead to weight gain because it encourages people to eat more, a study has shown. Researchers from the University of Surrey found eating while walking around triggered more overeating compared to eating during other forms of distraction such as watching TV or having a conversation with a friend.
The asked 60 women to eat a cereal bar while either walking down a corridor, watching the sitcom Friends or chatting to a friend.
After the experiment the participants completed a follow-up questionnaire and a taste test involving four different bowls of snacks, including chocolate, carrot sticks, grapes and crisps. How much they ate was measured after they left the room. The results showed that dieters ate more snacks at the taste test if they had eaten the initial cereal bar whilst walking around and specifically they ate five times more chocolate.
"Eating on the go may make dieters overeat later on in the day," said lead author Professor Jane Ogden from the University of Surrey.
on the go：指非常忙碌或活躍。例句：I’ve been on the go all day, and I’m really tired.（我忙了一整天，現在真的很累。）
overeating：名詞，吃太多。例句：Overeating is surely the main cause of obesity.（吃得太多肯定是肥胖症的主要原因。）
distraction：名詞，分心的事；分散注意力的東西。例句：I can turn the television off if you find it a distraction.（如果你覺得電視會讓你分心，我可以關掉它。）