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. KRITIKA says:

    Very much required. We actually think that we will not be able to get that particular food later so we hog on a lot which hurts us later and we feel guilty. 😁 Thank you for the article. 👍

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahahha yes Kritika. Research however shows very grave side of overeating. Researchers found that overeating impairs the ability of brain insulin to suppress the breakdown of fat in adipose tissue. New research from Mount Sinai School of Medicine sheds light on how overeating can cause a malfunction in brain insulin signaling, and lead to obesity and diabetes. Thank you for stopping by and liking the post.

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      1. KRITIKA says:

        Woops. Thank you for the information. Welcome 🙂

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    1. Garima says:

      Yup. We all are guilty of it.

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  2. francisashis says:

    Interesting, but I prefer eating less because it is part of mortification. Thanks a lot for the lovely post.🙏🌹

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    1. Garima says:

      Eating less and within a stipulated time in a day is beneficial for the gut system as well Mr. Francis.

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      1. francisashis says:

        Thank you very much.I really appreciate your views.🌹🙏

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      2. francisashis says:

        🌹🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹

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      1. francisashis says:

        Thanks a lot.🌹🙏

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  3. 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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    1. Garima says:

      We all do experiment with new cuisines Manohar. Our own country has much to offer in terms of food. Also the reason why I wrote this was because of impending new year. People around me have already started making their new year resolutions about weight loss..like last year…hahah…!!! Overeating affects our energy, weakens our core, these things should not be ignored.

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      1. True that Garima. Most resolutions end up before, start. One doesn’t need the right time, to get things in place 🙂

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  4. grumpygorman says:

    Yes, very well written. I am a work in progress.. a work of what has yet to be seen. 😉

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahahaha we all are in some way 🙂

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      1. grumpygorman says:

        True that. 😉 Cheers.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. Glad you liked it.

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  5. 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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    1. Garima says:

      Sure Gopal. It would be my pleasure.

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    1. Garima says:

      You are welcome 🙏🏼

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  6. gypsysoulsun says:

    Great post! I also try to address my emotional overeating triggers other healthier ways. Sometimes……

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    1. Garima says:

      We all do. You are not alone. We just need to be aware of those triggers 🙂

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      1. gypsysoulsun says:

        Exactly and I must say those triggers r not always easy to recognize!

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      2. Garima says:

        Ah yes because at those moments we are too challenged by our emotions and anxiety.

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      3. Garima says:

        Yup. Take Care. Thank you for stopping by. It was a pleasure to e-meet you.

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  7. judeitakali says:

    Didn’t know food can get us overheating

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Oh my, i read the whole post as “overheating” not “overeating”. Now it makes sense, if im online on Saturday, im usually having a lonesome glass of something, apologies, i now get it

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      2. Garima says:

        No problem 🙂

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  8. I actually refrained from having an unnecessary second helping at dinner this evening after reading your post earlier today! I feel ten times better than I did last night after doing the opposite. Thanks!

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    1. Garima says:

      That is such encouraging note. Well done. Good Luck. I hope you can make this change everyday 🙂

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      1. Thanks. Think I’ll try. Actually, it’s late (on a weekend) and I’m usually eating a sandwich right about now. But not tonight!

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      2. Garima says:

        Yaaassss…way to Go. You are an inspiration.

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  9. 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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    1. Garima says:

      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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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it Mia.

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  10. Its a great one dear.

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    1. Garima says:

      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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  11. Chiru says:

    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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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you liked it Chiru. Our Indian diets are rich in carbohydrates and fats which delays satiety and hence overeating. We all are guilty of it.

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      1. Chiru says:

        Yes we are… food is ultimate right 😜

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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  12. 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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    1. Garima says:

      Glad this will help you make a healthy change. Good luck.

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