From skwigg's journal:
I've been experimenting with eating with and without distractions. Some foods are clearly meant to be eaten in front of the television, like popcorn. Popping a big bowl of popcorn and sitting down at the dining room table in silence seems demented. I'm noticing that there are other foods and meals I enjoy even more if I give them more attention. I eat breakfast at my desk (at home) on workdays, but lately I close the laptop and eat, then open it back up when I'm done. I like that more if I have time to do it. I just did that with my lunch. I had the smoothie while standing in the kitchen talking to my husband. (We laugh and make faces at each other as we drink our brussels sprouts. :-) But then I took my omelet to my desk, kept the computer closed, and fully enjoyed it. I washed my dishes and sat down again with my two amazing cookies. Yep, it's fun giving cookies my full attention without reading or watching sloth videos.
Work is different. I eat in a control room in front of twenty televisions, always. Usually I load up Access Hollywood or Wendy Williams "hot topics" for my amusement. I still eat slowly and focus on my food. I really enjoy my work dinners.
On weekends, I'm more likely to eat in front of the television than the computer. I love to eat in front of the television. Part of the issue is that I put a giant Christmas tree on the dining room table. LOL We so seldom use it that I realized I could put a Christmas tree there and not take up any floor space. My husband and I are coffee table diners when we eat together, always with the television on.
So, basically it's nice to mix it up. I'm eating many more breakfasts and lunches without distractions during my workweek, but I'm not forcing distraction-free eating where it doesn't feel right.