View Full Version : Do you eat at the computer?
06-22-2006, 11:07 PM
I know I do. Usually most of my meals. And snacks.
What about all of you?
Do YOU eat at the computer? Ever?
I do, but only because of my chaotic school schedule this summer. I come home and make my dinner, then to be a multitasker, I do my computer stuff and eat at the same time. If I had the choice I probably wouldnt do it. Overall I dont think its a good habit to have. Its better to sit and eat at a table in a designated eating area. Then you wont get into the habit of snacking at your computer. At least thats my opinion :p
06-22-2006, 11:30 PM
Yes, almost always.
06-22-2006, 11:32 PM
Absolutely, I LIVE at my computer, so yep, it's always got raw food slimed all over it. LOL
06-22-2006, 11:33 PM
I believe that you should be in the present moment and enjoy your food while you are eating it instead of doing something else.
Having said that, I rarely eat at the computer. If I do, then it is something like banana walnut ice cream.
I think it is best to concentrate on eating and digesting your food instead of attempting to multitask.
06-23-2006, 12:41 AM
I sometimes eat compact or less drippy things at the computer but I've been training myself to enjoy my food more by devoting a special time and place to it so I can look at it and focus on it more. When I was cooked I used to eat at the computer all the time and when I went raw it just didn't appeal to me as muc. Don't know why. I still do sometimes though.
06-23-2006, 12:48 AM
You guys are right, it is best to concentrate on the food.
My challenge is that I used to be totally conscious of my food, to the point it was my lover, now I feel it best (for me) to treat it as a fuel for my body, and to just allow it to be there, eat it and not put all of my energy into it.
as I progress through my food issues, this may change.
it's nice to hear that people are able to concentrate on the food without making it into their "God" like I was doing, as i progress through my life, I can better understand my old choices and illusions about life, living and such.
06-23-2006, 01:08 AM
Yes I admit it!
However thanks to you fine people I eat only raw while I'm in this forum (which is half the day lol)... I'm in transition mode.
06-23-2006, 02:13 AM
I do... :(
and my computer is not happy about that! :eek:
06-23-2006, 03:01 AM
It takes me so long to eat that I could not possibly do nothing and just concentrate on it. The only time that I am eating and not on the computer is if it is news time on the telly.
I am having a green smoothie right now.
06-23-2006, 03:55 AM
I do sometimes, also I am trying to cut it down and concentrate more on my food.
06-23-2006, 08:44 AM
I think also that when we eat in front of the television or computer (of which I am guilty), we tend to overeat. We are concentrating on other things, so that "full" or better yet "satiated" feeling doesn't kick in -- or if it does, we are too busy to notice it.
So, (and needing to take my own advice), we/I should portion out food and stick to that so that we don't eat an entire recipe of whatever it is we happen to be eating. Just my thoughts on the subject.
06-23-2006, 08:49 AM
06-23-2006, 08:59 AM
Totally guilty!! But yes...so many writings emphasize to eat in a non stressed state, totally enjoying the colors and flavors of the food. Also, when by a computer...we probably don't chew as much as we should!! Chewing is such an important process in digestion! Another true statement mentioned above is that if we eat by a computer, we'll eat more because our minds are so distracted that we won't be registering that we even ate much! It takes at least 20 minutes for the body to recognize the state of fullness...we can devour a lot in 20 minutes unconsciously!!! :p
06-23-2006, 09:17 AM
What's your favorite food to eat while at the computer?
Mine are sweets. Chocolate anything. Bananna Ice cream topped with raw chocolate sauce and chopped nuts THEN topped with agave and sliced banannas. Yummmie!LOL.
06-23-2006, 09:20 AM
I usually eat at least one meal while in front of the computer (if I'm at work) and if I am at home (alone) on the computer I will eat snacks while on the computer.
06-23-2006, 10:06 AM
Another one here who eats in front of the computer!
06-23-2006, 01:19 PM
I am eating my thick blueberry-banana-dandelion green smoothie with a spoon right now!
06-23-2006, 01:32 PM
I munch treats at my comp but uasly eat real meals away from it
Guilty.........all the time. :o
06-23-2006, 03:15 PM
Yes, but I try not to. This was my favorite place to eat cooked food, so I often fall back into bad habits and pay no attention to how much crap I'm eating. Now I've started bringing over a watermelon and a spoon if I want to snack here, because it doesn't matter if I finish the whole thing. :D
06-23-2006, 05:55 PM
I snack at my computer, but I try to eat my meals at the table. I don't want to teach my kids bad habits.. That's my husbands job..lol..
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