As for me, it depends personally on your habits and willpower.
I eat in front of the computer at a TV show or YouTube in the evening after work.
My problem is exactly the opposite of the one described. I forget to eat if I write to VK and put aside a spoon, as a result, a break between two spoons of porridge / soup can take up to 5 minutes. Everything takes more than an hour, it cools down, after a hard day at work I can generally fall asleep right at the table without finishing. If you watch a film-series and keep the pace, then everything is fine, the main thing is not to let go of the spoon and not to forget about it. p>
If you eat a lot, you still have a good meal. Suitable for hard physical work or when working out in the gym, at the same time you relax. But in order not to overeat and eat a normal portion, get ready to swallow and not notice with the feeling that your stomach is still empty. But for me this is not a big problem, since after dinner I wash the dishes and go to bed, falling asleep exhausted quite quickly and easily, especially if I do not get enough sleep and wake up by the alarm clock.
So, if you plow 12 hours each day, apart from everyday issues, this is the only way to relax a little and it doesn't bother you. If your routine isn't as stressful, strain it. Go learn languages, go in for sports, realize yourself and your free time with benefit.
All my life I experimented with eating with and without TV. The result is no difference. While watching TV, I didn't put more cutlets and pasta on my plate. Chewed, as always, the ulcer did not work. Takeaway: Eat as you like, with or without a TV. Perhaps, I would advise you not to watch the news while eating: you can ruin your appetite. But Professor Preobrazhensky warned about something similar.
Eating in front of the TV, you indulge in the enjoyment of food, which is given by nature, and it is harmful to health, you can earn an ulcer, gastritis. When you are cured of food, the stomach does not digest food and it begins to rot, then this rot is absorbed by the large and small intestine, harming everything body.
When you eat in front of a computer or TV, then you eat ten times more food than when you eat without them. And then, how you will eat, you decide;)
Eating under the TV, with a book or a smartphone is a sure way to "unconscious eating". If you are distracted by what is happening on the screen, you are not included in the nutrition process, you are not in the present moment, and as a result, you do not hear the natural signals of hunger and satiety and you overeat. Conscious eating, that is, being consciously present at the time of eating, is the simplest and most effective way to cope with bouts of overeating. In fairness, people often eat unconsciously, despite the fact that they have no gadgets in their hands and the TV is turned off - deeply immersed in the experiences of the day, memories, solving and thinking about some problems, you can easily "slip away" from the present moment. When you eat - just eat, be with food and in the process of eating. To "turn on" our sleeping awareness helps, for example, changing the hand from the leading to the non-leading (if you are right-handed, then shift the device to your left hand), as well as eating with chopsticks.
From personal experience, I can answer, yes, definitely. I set up a mini-experiment: one week I ate morning porridge in the company of an iPad and news, another in isolation of the above. And what are the results? While I ate, reading the world news and selecting articles for evening reading, I did not notice at all that I ate the whole cup and went for an additional portion, because I was not full. Moreover, I was not particularly able to remember the taste of porridge and what was added to it (peaches, bananas). In the second case, the process of eating seemed rather long (well, this is after a week of reading food), but I was able to fully enjoy the taste of oatmeal and chopped bananas.
Eat without gadgets! (;
Eating in front of a TV or computer is harmful. First of all, because it is fraught with overeating. Numerous experiments show that both children and adults consume more calories on average if they are distracted by the TV during their main meal. For children, eating in front of the TV generally creates an additional risk of developing obesity. Whether this has any significant effect on the digestion or absorption of food is a difficult question. There seems to be no scientific work on this matter yet. However, if satiety signals are delayed, then there is a possibility that other aspects of central metabolic control may be affected. In general, our grandmothers were right and it is not worth eating in the company of gadgets.
Do you know about the experiment with a bucket of popcorn and a cinema?
While watching a movie, some participants in the experiment were given a bucket of a larger volume, others - a smaller one. Both were devastated. Accordingly, if you have a huge plate of food in front of you, you will not notice how we eat it. And being distracted by watching a movie, reading a book or surfing the Internet, you do not notice the satisfaction of hunger and continue to eat. The brain is focused on receiving information, so the signal of satiety comes later and we manage to eat much more food than, for example, sitting at the table.
Everything depends on you, so there is no definite answer. As an argument "against" is usually the fact that you are distracted by what is happening in the monitor, chew food poorly and, as a result, it is less digestible. But this is easily solved: just turn off the TV and eat next to it, then there will be no problems.