Quick Guide to Overeating


“When I’m getting ready for a movie, let’s just say my diet is ‘The Antisocial Diet.’ I don’t go to restaurants. I don’t eat what I really want to eat. I don’t eat much. I eat small things frequently. Lots of protein and greens. And I don’t eat with people, because there’s a tendency to get social and then to overeat.” -Jason Statham

You may overeat because your leptin levels (being able to tell that you are full), are not high enough, when you are with others, sugar addiction, or even when you are in a certain emotional state. You may also eat because you may be without food for an extended period of time.

In today’s society, people in the United States have easy access to food, but people still overeat. This may be because when we were hunters and gatherers there were times when food was plentiful and then times when food was scarce. Now that there is easy access to food, it is easier to overeat often, which can cause digestive ditress.


WHAT MAY HAPPEN TO YOU WHEN YOU OVEREAT

1)Overeating causes your stomach to expand, which then puts pressure on other organs. It can lead to drowsy, tired, or sluggish.

2) Overeating causes your other organs to have an increased workload

3)Overeating can cause an increase in the production of stomach acid to assist with the breakdown of food, and causing reflux.

4) Overeating can produce gas, causing you to feel bloated or excessively gassy.

5) Overeating may increase your metabolism to burn off those excess calories.

6)Overeating can cause weight gain because the body will burn the calories needed for energy and then store the remainder.

7)Overeating often can slow your digestive process as the more food to digest, takes more time, and therefore the digestive system is working more.

8)Overeating often can alter your hunger hormones further, therefore creating more issues with eating.

WHAT MIGHT HELP YOU
1) Join a support group

2)Chew food thoroughly, so that your stomach has less work to do, and has more time to process the incoming food.

3)Eat more vegetables and fruit

4)Avoid distractions while you eat (TV, computer, while driving) so you can really pay attention to when you get full

5)Put your eating utensils down btwn bites

6)Water will help your satiety levels, if you drink before, during, and after your meal

7)Being aware of your emotional state while you eat

As someone who has and still does occasionally struggle with overeating, I think mine may be because of sugar addiction. I also want let anyone know who has the same issue that it is possible to get it under control. It just may take some work!



RESOURCES
1)https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/What-happens-when-you-overeat.h23Z1592202.html

2) https://www.verywellmind.com/ten-types-of-overeating-22170

3)https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=56&contentid=4132


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