• Baral, Susmita. “Netflix And Chew: How Binge Watching Affects Our Eating Habits.” NPR, NPR, 31 Dec. 2015,

“There’s convincing evidence in adults that the more television they watch, the more likely they are to gain weight or become overweight or obese,” says Lilian Cheung, director of health promotion and communication at Harvard School of Public Health and author of Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.

Whether you are watching one episode or binge watching your favorite TV show, Netflix influences us to continuously eat which can lead to obesity and even death. By sitting in the same spot and increasing the amount of un-necessary sugar intake, we are doing more harm then good to our minds and body.

  • Jacobs, Elli. “How Binge-Watching Netflix Can Make You Fat.” Good Food, 19 July 2018,

“Just the other night, right after eating a good sized dinner, I binge-watched an entire season of my favourite series on Netflix, all while munching on a large packet of crisps. The result? Twisting and turning all night in bed from raging nightmares.”

As a Netflix user, I can agree that Netflix is typically watched at night and that is when the snacks come out. While enjoying the sweet fulfilling snacks, we feel fine because our mind is focused on the screen. However, when it is time to sleep, if you don’t stay up to watch “one more episode”, you tend to not have the best sleep or mood when you wake up.