It’s okay to eat while standing, or more diet advice debunked

Fit Is a Feminist Issue

I’ve known the standard advice for almost all of my life. Eat at the table. Make an occasion of it. Don’t read or watch television. Pay attention to your food. Eating while standing is bad news.

Grade six me heard that advice from a weight watchers leader and decades later I heard the same advice from a nutrition counseling program.

Here it is again in article called the habits that keep you fat.

Number one is eating while standing.

FAT HABIT: You eat while standing up.
Studies show that people who skip sit-down meals in the interest of saving time may be costing themselves unwanted calories. Canadian researchers asked one group of people to eat food out of plastic containers while standing over a kitchen counter, while a second group ate an identical meal off of a plate sitting down at a table.

At their next meal a few hours…

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Moruga Secondary school was opened on Monday 6th September 1982. Students come from as close as Basse Terre and as far as Tableland, Realize Road, St. Croix, Barrackpore, Marac, and Penal Rock Road.Over the years, we have had students who have excelled in both curricular and co-curricular fields, not only in Trinidad but across the globe, students like Dr. Colin La Fond, British dentist; Marissa Aguillera, Captain of the West Indies Female Cricket Team; Dernelle Marscall, of the National Football Team; Earlene Jones of the Canadian National Netball Team; Joel Pamphille, a National Cricketer; Susan Arrindell, National Record Holder who scored the most points in a Seniors Basketball match; Zalisha Ali, who has obtained her master’s degree; Dr. Azena Ali, lecturer; Akeil Cooper, former Captain of the Under 19 and under 17 National Cricket Teams; Samuel Duntin, Dramatist, Calypsonian and Parangdero, winner of National and District School competitions; Kevin Gomez, former Under 19 National Cricketer.

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