Effective Ways to Stop OvereatingBy Prashansa - 24 January 2020
Delicious food is difficult to resist and you end up overindulging. It also comforts people who are stressed and are emotional eaters. While it is important to understand why you may be overeating and even possible to keep a check on quantities by following a few general steps.
Here are some effective ways that have helped people stop overeating
Eat your meals slowly
It takes time for the brain to register that your stomach is full, that is why you feel way too full after finishing your meal quickly. Try to eat slowly so that you give your brain time to receive the signal from your stomach.
Practice mindful eating
We often find ourselves rushing from one place to another or trying to juggle many things at once so we try to squeeze in our meals between these activities and miss the feeling of satiety. Make it a habit to eat your meals in peace.
Make realistic diet plans
It isn’t possible to keep healthy food around you all the time so you find yourself giving in to the temptation of delicious treats. Do not deprive yourself of all the amazing food but focus on controlling the quantities so that you don’t end up overeating due to a restrictive diet.
Include fiber-rich food items in your diet
Try to eat a portion of salad or fiber-rich foods with your meals so that you remain full for long and don’t spend half of your time fantasizing about what you could eat for snacks.
Understand what triggers your overeating
Keeping chocolates, chips or other junk items around may keep you distracted and if you are the kind of person who can’t stop without finishing an entire packet so don’t keep it in places where you can find it easily.
Remember it is important to have a healthy relationship with food so if you think there is an underlying reason for your eating, it is best to seek professional help before it becomes an eating disorder.