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Overeating Troubles - How To Control With Effective Diet?

From time to time, we all eat a little, or a lot, more than we should. It could be a wedding in the family or a barbeque in the backyard that makes us do it. But, for many of us, this sort of binge eating becomes a regular affair, and one has no control over it anymore. If this happens as a matter of course, then you may have a binge eating disorder, known as compulsive over-eating.

Binge eating attacks may last a few hours long, or may go on all day. What they do bring on is a feeling of unhappiness and depression.
It’s a vicious circle with over-eating: you eat more because you’re unhappy, and the overeating makes one unhappy, about themselves and their body image. Some people may need to seek professional help, but for many others, there are ways to control your overeating with an effective diet.

Tips To Treat Over Eating Addiction

  • Eat a hearty breakfast. We often skip this meal in a rush to get to work, but it’s the most important meal of the day. It provides energy for the rest of the day.
  • Schedule small meals through the day, rather than just breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Smaller meals digest sooner, and also keep the body’s metabolic rate higher throughout the day.
  • Carry healthy snacks to work. A sandwich or apple will help stave off the pangs of hunger, and prevent you from gorging on donuts or fries.
  • Eat a whole range of foods, ranging from fruits and veggies, to lean meats and whole grains. Try to eat good carbs and proteins, and stay away from unhealthy fats.
  • As a rule of thumb, after a meal your stomach should be filled with a third of food, a third of water, and a third of air. Stop eating a few minutes before you actually feel hungry; it takes that much time for your brain to know you’re full.
  • Limit high-sugar foods, salt and refined grain foods. These include colas, which are loaded with sugars, even those which are advertised as low calorie.
  • Don’t diet. Diets rarely work, and often send you into a binge eating spiral. Just eat healthy, and occasionally enjoy a good meal.
  • Don’t order supersized portions. Fast food restaurants push these upon you, but resist the urge. When eating out, order starters instead of entrees, and share meals with a friend.
  • Exercise regularly. Not only will this help you lose weight, but also make you feel better. As you grow to know and respect your body, you will stop abusing it with overeating.
  • De-stress. Stress is one of the main reasons for overeating. Learn to cope in healthier ways. If you feel the need, you can even visit a mental health specialist.
  • And finally, drink a lot of water.
Submitted on January 16, 2014