Obesity is a big problem that people in every part of the world face due to unhealthy lifestyle.
Well exercise and healthy diet has almost always helped in getting fit and lose the extra fats. But now a new study has found an entirely different way to lose weight.
According to the study, people who prepare food at home and do not watch any videos or TV while eating do not put on weight.
Researchers from Ohio State University in the US studied about 12,842 survey participants who said that they ate at least one family meal in the week prior to their interview.
Obesity was defined as body mass index (BMI) at or above 30.
Well, researchers found that adults who told that they never watched TV or videos during family meals had significantly lower odds of obesity than the one who preferred watching something while taking meals.
Those who ate home-cooked meals also had lower odds of obesity than others who didn’t take home-cooked meals.
"How often you are eating family meals may not be the most important thing. It could be that what you are doing during these meals matters more," said Rachel Tumin of Ohio State University.
"This highlights the importance of thinking critically about what is going on during those meals, and whether there might be opportunities to turn the TV off or do more of your own food preparation," Tumin said.
"Regardless of family meal frequency, obesity was less common when meals were eaten with the television off and when meals were cooked at home," said Sarah Anderson of Ohio State University.