The idea was born from a passing comment my husband made last weekend when he saw me standing in the kitchen, eating leftovers off our children's plates before loading them in the dishwasher. "Have you noticed how often you eat standing up?" he observed, grinning. "I wonder what would happen if you only ever ate when sitting at the dining table." Thud went the gauntlet.
The Sit-Down Diet is based on the idea that when we sit down to eat, we consume fewer calories and more nutritious food than when we're standing up or walking. As an added bonus, when we sit down to eat and chew our food properly, we're more likely to digest and assimilate it well than when eating while rushing around.