People who snack while distracted by computer screens risk obesity, dietitian warns

2 years 9 months 11 hours ago Monday, August 31 2020 Aug 31, 2020 August 31, 2020 7:26 AM August 31, 2020 in News - Local

People staying home during the coronavirus pandemic are spending more time in front of screens — TVs, computers and phones.

While staying connected during the pandemic is important, it's easy to overeat if you're focused on something else, said Felix Saavedra, a dietitian at DHR Health.

"They're not focusing on their food," Saavedra said. "People can easily overeat while they're doing this. They're not eating mindfully."

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