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Binge Eating: How to Avoid Over Eating 

Binge eating is not a new trend. Many of us have probably experienced bouts of binging. However, many people, including myself, do not associate binging with the term” emotional eating” (although the two are often linked). According to WebMD, “emotional eating is when you eat in response to negative emotions (for example, stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, loneliness, boredom). Emotional eating is often around food, but the foods consumed may be high in fat, sodium, sugar, or calories.”

What is Binge Eating?

Binge eating is one of the most common eating disorders. About one out of every 10 people suffers from binge eating. Rather than eating a normal amount of food, people with binge eating eat a huge meal or snack, followed by one or smaller meals or snacks. People with binge eating disorders may eat until they feel uncomfortably full and then force themselves to stop eating.

Here’s How to Avoid Over Eating:

  • Keep Hydrated. 

Did you know that thirst is your body’s way of telling you that you’re already running low on fluids? So, the next time you feel your body signaling thirst, go ahead and drink something. Ignoring those signs can lead to overeating, which is one of the common causes of weight gain.

  • Eat More Fiber.

It can be difficult to avoid overeating when surrounded by high-calorie comfort food. The trick is to trick yourself into eating less. One way is to eat more fiber. Although many people think of fiber as just part of breakfast cereal or part of carbohydrate or whole grain, fiber is actually part of the carbohydrate group. Fiber is also considered a type of carbohydrate, but it’s different—it’s mostly found in plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. While many people think of fiber as just part of breakfast cereal or part of carbohydrate or whole grain, fiber is actually part of the carbohydrate group. Fiber is also considered a type of carbohydrate, but it’s different—it’s mostly found in plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

  • Ditch The Diet. 

Dieting to lose weight may have you following strict rules on what to eat, but if you’re worried about getting too hungry and overeating, you may be better off eating smaller portions more often. These smaller meals will require less preparation and fewer calories. And if you’re cutting back on the calories to burn, you’re less likely to exceed your calorie quota.

  • No Skipping of Meals. 

Do you overeat? We’ve all been there. Food becomes a massive part of our lives, and when we’re not eating, we can feel like we’re starving. However, when you overeat, this can lead to more than just eating too much. It can also make you gain weight and not be able to lose weight. By eating healthy foods and skipping fast food and junk food, you’ll be on track to losing weight.

  • Practice Mindfulness. 

Eat mindfully. You can think about two things when eating: what you are eating and how it makes you feel. When you are mindful of what you eat at mealtime, you savor and enjoy your food. Mindfulness meditation has helped millions of people combat stress in their life. Mindfulness meditation involves focusing on your present experience, whether it’s the taste of your coffee or the sound of someone’s voice. It has been proven to reduce inflammation in the body, increase happiness, and help the body regulate hormones.

Everything is in moderation, right? For many of us, doesn’t that sound like a diet? Most of us have heard the phrase “everything in moderation,” and many of us have probably even used that phrase at least once. When it comes to diet, moderation is a lifestyle that often includes listening to our bodies and being aware of our eating habits. Unfortunately, many of us find it difficult to listen to our bodies because of our endless cravings.

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