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But don't add that to your first meal of the day

You know that bingeing on Veep to the point that you don't realize how much food you're eating is a problem but there's another issue with watching TV during a meal: being able to hear the noises your food makes while you eat it may help you consume less, suggests a small study in Food Quality and Preference. The researchers behind the findings have dubbed it the "crunch effect," reporting that subjects ate fewer pretzels while wearing headphones playing quiet noise versus those playing loud noise. (The effect is strong enough that the mere suggestion of chewing noises was enough to make subjects eat less.)