From The Straits Times    |

Jessica Biel loves to eat while showering – and she plans to take this to another level by starting a “shower eating movement”.

The 41-year-old Hollywood actress wants more people to embrace her unconventional eating habit, especially those who multitask.

Biel posted a TikTok video on Jan 22, sharing her thoughts on how to eat in the shower.

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Replying to @Ryan All your shower eating questions finally answered 🫡

♬ original sound – Jessica Biel

The minute-long “All your shower eating questions finally answered” video was a response to a commenter who asked for “pro tips”.

Biel said: “I’m so thrilled everyone is so interested. I want to start a movement, a shower eating movement… It’s going to be such a huge relief for people who are multitasking.”

One of the tips includes having a ledge. “You can stick your cup, your yoghurt container, your coffee, your espresso, whatever it is you’re enjoying,” she explained.

“I like to take a bite or a sip and put it on the ledge… It’s pretty simple, guys, you can do this. I find it deeply satisfying,” she added.

The Total Recall (2012) actress, who has two sons – aged eight and three – with singer Justin Timberlake, cautioned her TikTok followers: “Do not open your mouth when you are chewing. Do not let the shower water in.”

Her latest TikTok video has garnered more than 141,000 views and over 230 comments since it was posted.

In December 2023, Biel shared her favourite shower-eating food items, such as cereal, yoghurt, popsicles, coffee and tea, in a “Food for Thought” TikTok video.

She first revealed her strange eating habit in 2017 on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

She had told host Fallon that being a new mother to a two-year-old meant she needed to manage her time efficiently. She said she often found herself feeding her son in the morning while getting ready, only to realise she had not eaten her breakfast.

Thus, the strategy of eating while in the shower, Biel said.

This article was first published in The Straits Times.