I’ve got a real ‘bee in my bonnet’ about this. I’ve always said that eating dinner on a tray in front of the TV was a bad thing (and yes, I’m guilty of it myself sometimes). In doing this we lose the opportunity to sit down as a couple or a family and talk about our day. Talking about our day is important. We connect with each other, we know what is going on with each other while we’re apart. We can get frustrations off our chests and discuss plans for the rest of the week or the weekend. Spending time talking without the distraction of television is good for relationships. If you don’t do this already try it for a week and see the difference it makes.
However, I discovered recently that TV dinners are also bad for your health. According to the ‘Fat Doctor’ If you eat in front of the TV you don’t concentrate on what you are eating and you don’t chew your food properly and therefore you are likely to eat more. Statistics show that eating in front of the TV increases the risk of obesity.
So, for the benefit of your health and your relationship please try sitting at the table for dinner and having a conversation.