thanks for all your comments on my earlier post. A question popped up, and was one of my reader questions: Is it OK to occasionally eat in front of the TV?
Sure! We do the same, about every 10 days or so we plan to have our snack during a movie- usually popcorn (M likes hers air-popped with butter and sugar like in Germany) with some lemonade and fruit. I do think she tends to eat more than she would otherwise, but I trust that her internal regulation will work it out...
Ask yourself a few questions, something like, are you enjoying it? Are you watching TV to avoid each other, out of boredom, most meals and snacks, to tune out so you don't have to pay attention to what you are eating? How do you feel after you eat in front of the TV- "that was fun," or guilt, or "I can't believe I ate all that?" Eating for entertainment is sometimes OK and is part of normal eating.
international readers (more than 50 countries and territories are reading FFD!) how do you eat your popcorn?