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Overcome Overeating

If you are overeating, there is a reason. And it’s not that you are undisciplined, lazy, or lacking willpower. Something is driving your overeating–and guess what? Your odds of being effective and successful go WAY up when you identify how to directly address what that something is. When you don’t address the reasons you overeat, not only are your weight loss plans likely to fail, you are likely to continue overeating and gain more weight. When you are smart and strategic, you can break the cycle. And you can get started in just seven days.

Here are a few practical ways to overcome overeating :

  • Remember that you can have more food later.
  • Remove the fear around not having enough food.
  • Let go of the mentality that the “Diet starts on Monday”
  • Forgive yourself. It is okay to overeat sometimes.
  • Plan you meals ahead of time.
  • Enjoy a late snack.
  • Avoid sugar and coffee in the afternoon.
  • Sleep longer.
  • Nurture yourself in other ways besides food.
  • Give yourself permission to enjoy all the foods you love.

There is a way to end struggles with overeating and emotional eating so you can lose weight. It may surprise you that the key, in most cases, is not working harder. It’s learning to apply the tools, tips and strategies that allow you to work smarter and to approach your unique situation with more confidence and ease. Making changes that last requires getting to the root of overeating understanding what’s driving the urge to overeat and addressing that issue so that food loses its power.

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  1. I tend to experiment(i’m now) with myriad dishes when I’m visiting a new place. I’m sure, most of us do. But, deep down I think of the workout ahead and make my mind to shed those extra pounds gained previously 🙂 . This topic is underrated. I’ve seen people binge eating and then let’s kick start on Monday or the next year etc.

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  2. I have liked your recent post on how to overcome overeating.  Useful suggestions for all those who would like to limit their eating.   I would like to take this occasion  to thank you for liking my post on my website “urmedpal”.  Can I give your website link when I write on diet control one of the steps towards bringing down blood sugar?  Thank you in anticipation.   Gopal Krishnaswami.  

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  3. Great post. If we’re going to maintain control of our eating we definitely need to look beneath the surface and try to understand what is driving the behaviour. It might be different reasons at different times – but it’s important to identify patterns.

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    • Yes. It is very important to look at the underlying triggers to our eating habits. Compulsive overeating is a form of disordered eating, which means that a combination of genetics, psychological issues and sociocultural factors generally contribute to the cause of this behavior.

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    • Yes. The occasional oversized meal or snack will not cause too much harm, but, over time, overeating can lead to serious health conditions. These include type 2 diabetes, heart and blood vessel conditions, and obesity, which can lead to metabolic syndrome.

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  4. Much important post for many of us..
    It is difficult to control eating and then we regret for it..
    I have anyway control over it now but sleeping is a big issue..
    great post to educate people..

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  5. I emotionally overeat. I know it; yet I’m unable to break the cycle. I’m sad about something – I’ll eat unhealthy/ overeat – I’ll feel guilty about overeating – I’ll become sad. & the cycle will continue till my mood improves on its own.

    I’m glad I read this post. Will repeat the points you’ve mentioned to myself. Hopefully it’ll help. Thank you!

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