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post #31 of 131
I eat less because (this sounds bad haha) I will get into a game, BFBC2, and just not want to get up and go get something to eat. Ultimate Lazy!
post #32 of 131
Uhh, I don't know about you guys, but its extremely hard to eat a pop tart and play witcher 2...

I usually end up with more food on my desk then on my mouth if I'm playing battlefield.

And if I'm playing portal 2, I maybe get a good meal... or 2
post #33 of 131
I think it's more sitting in one spot for 8 hours a day and not moving than overeating that does it.

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Originally Posted by noak View Post
Uhh, I don't know about you guys, but its extremely hard to eat a pop tart and play witcher 2...

I usually end up with more food on my desk then on my mouth if I'm playing battlefield.

And if I'm playing portal 2, I maybe get a good meal... or 2
Also this. Eating and gaming at the same time is really difficult.
post #34 of 131
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post
I used to put Ramen noodles into a cup and drink it with one hand so I could game with the other.

Still works.
Suuuure, gaming with the other hand is what you were doing...



    
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It depends entirely on the game. You can't eat AND play an FPS game. But you can eat and play an MMO. That said, recently when Portal 2 was released I spent eight hours STRAIGHT playing it from midnight to seven in the morning. Didn't eat or drink anything, I passed out as soon as I finished the game. I've had similar experiences with other games, so I think the level of interaction and interest in the game is a big part of it.

And while lots of people like to point fingers at video games, I'd a thousand times rather have all our teens sitting playing games rather than sitting and watching TV. That's something that'll definitely increase your food intake.
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lol yeah, because gaming intensive days have me doing less physical movement, so my fatso instincts are free.
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I don't eat more when I game, I just eat more at once. I'll end up not eating all day and then eat a pizza to myself or whatever.

Although at LANs, that's a completely different story. There's food everywhere, always, and I eat a lot.
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Back before I got married, I used to game pretty much all the time I wasn't working or sleeping. Got married, stopped gaming as much, gained 40 pounds. Gaming holds my attention too much for petty concerns like food. Sitting down and eating entire meals did a number on my body. I used to just stop eating in the middle out of boredom.

On the other hand, I'm also about a year away from getting my degree now, so marriage has had some positive effects.
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yea maybe in wow
    
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Sorry but when DA:O came out I almost starved to death
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