Moms, Sit Down...At Least When You Are Eating

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Moms, Sit Down...At Least When You Are Eating

While there is nothing inherently unhealthy about standing while you eat, there are several reasons you should break this habit today.

Missed Connections

You are missing an opportunity to have a real conversation with your children because you are giving the impression you are too busy to listen.

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Eating More

Studies show people have a tendency to eat more when standing.

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Eating Other's Food

You will pick off other plates more when standing.

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Eating Out Of The Package

People who eat upright are more inclined to eat right out of a package.

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Better Digestion

Relaxing while eating helps with digestion.

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Eating Slower

When you are sitting, you will eat slower and feel satiated faster.

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Affects Satiety

Eating while standing often doesn’t register in your mind as a real meal, increasing the chance you will allow yourself to eat more later in the day.

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De-Stressing

A meal is a great time to de-stress, even if it is just for a few moments.

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Impacts the Kids

Your children will mimic your bad food behaviors.

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Impacts Enjoyment

Finally, if you are standing, you will be cleaning, or serving or checking emails at the same time. You deserve to enjoy the food you’ve prepared!

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I know how dinnertime goes in a busy home. You've just returned from picking up your son at soccer. In about an hour, your daughter needs to be at dance. Dinner is ready. You tell the kids to put their homework or their iPhone down and come sit down to eat. You serve them, then you throw something on a plate for yourself and you stand at your counter to eat it.

Check out the slideshow above to learn why you should sit down to eat.

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