Food consumption in front of the T.V is often a big reason for excess calorie consumption. For this reason the effect of TV viewing and Zotrim on subjects energy intake was explored with the help of 11 healthy adults.
Split into 2 groups, subjects were required to either take 2 Zotrim tablets or 2 placebo tablets in the morning as well as before lunch. 2 hours after eating, subjects were then exposed to a TV video or a blank screen were given the additional option of either reading/studying or having unlimited access to sugary foods. Their total energy intake during lunch and snacking was then measured.
Zotrim: energy intake dramatically reduced when watching TV
Placebo: energy intakes was significantly higher when subjects watched TV than when they chose not to
Investigator: G Baker and AR Leeds, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics
Published: 3rd Health and Nutrition Conference, 2002