NEW YORK – So many of us spend a lot of time every day staring at screens; From computer desktops at work to smartphones or television in our spare time, the average American spends more time staring at a screen than ever before. Now, a new survey of 2,000 adults has revealed that whopping 88% are so-called "zombie eaters" staring at a kind of screen while eating.
The poll commissioned by Pretzel Crisps was aimed at shedding some light on American eating habits. The results show that Americans stick to their screens in such a way that they rarely stop staring, even when they eat. In fact, the average US eater will stare at his phone twice during a meal and consume only five screen-free meals a week.
The results of the survey indicate that "zombie food" is almost a phenomenon universal practice in today's culture; 91
Obviously, many people are very choosy, as they see eating. the interviewees who report that the food has gotten cold while they are considering what they should see. Sometimes, everything that appears on the screen takes precedence over the food that lies right in front of us. 86% of respondents said they even forgot to eat their meal because they were busy on a computer screen.
So what does Americans care about so much that they can not get off a screen to eat? According to the survey, the main reason (50%) why Americans stay on their smartphones while eating is reading or sending e-mails. In addition, 48% remain on their mobile phones to access social media, 37% watch YouTube videos, and 36% say they focus on work-related activities.
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"Zombie food is something that most of us can identify with – we are busy, productive and constantly on the move," says Syreeta Norwood, a senior brand manager at Pretzel Crisps, in a statement ,
Interestingly, this phenomenon of "zombie eating" also seems to have an impact on where Americans eat. Lunch at the office has always been a welcome relief from the tedium of office life, but 67% of respondents say they are now taking their lunch break in the office so they can keep in touch. 22% even say they are having lunch right in front of their computer, and the average respondent says they eat three meals a week at their desk where most meals are traditionally eaten, or at least earlier: the kitchen table. The average American eats only three meals a week at the kitchen table. Most of the time spent at the kitchen table is now spent on the couch (79%), on the kitchen counter (64%), in bed (61%) and on the floor (48%). ,
This tendency to stare at a screen at any moment has also led many respondents (26%) to "browse" much more during the day – or to eat smaller portions more frequently and larger ones Avoid meals.
Finally, the survey also stated an exact minute of the day most Americans crave a snack: 14:37
The survey was conducted by OnePoll.