Can too much time on social media cause weight gain?

Social media could be linked to unhealthy eating



Social media is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends who may not live close by,but a recent study finds spending too much time on social network sites could disrupt your diet plan.

A study found the group that was on social media tended to eat higher fat, higher calorie foods.

Registered dietician Amy Jamieson-Petonic with Cleveland Clinic says, "It's really easy to get distracted and be less mindful when you're on the computer than if you're sitting at the dining room table focusing on the food choices that you have. It really is easy to get distracted and make unhealthy choices."

Researchers said social network use can decrease self-control by enhancing our self-esteem, which can cause overspending and overeating.


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