Americans are the real “zombie eaters,” according to new research.

A poll of 2,000 Americans examined their eating and snacking habits, discovering that the majority (88%) are “zombie eaters” – admitting to looking at screens while eating, from their TVs to their phones and laptops.

In fact, the average American studied will look at their phone more than two separate times during a single meal. On top of that, the average American will only have five “screen-free” meals a week.

The study, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps®, examined the eating habits and behaviors of 2,000 Americans and found that 91% report watching TV while eating a meal or snack – with nearly half (49%) reporting that they do so regularly.

Gary Rivers asked Judy Gaman of Executive Medicine of Texas about the zombie-eating habits of Americans:

  • How does binge-watching affect our eating habits?
  • What is the best way to avoid “Zombie Eating”?

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