Many people find it difficult to control their appetite, and end up eating too much. There are some simple techniques that can help you regulate the appetite and reduce the risk of overeating. Before we discuss these steps, one thing you should remember is that an occasional excess meal or snack will not cause that much harm. Overeating for a long time can cause serious health issues.
Overeating can cause type 2 diabetes, heart and blood vessel conditions, and obesity, which can lead to metabolic syndrome.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2015 and 2016 approximately 39.8% had obesity.
In this article, we will discuss some of the best strategies to help you stop overeating.
What to stop eating if you want to lose weight?
Ms. Seema Singh, Chief Clinical Nutritionist at Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj said, “You must stop eating the extra amount of sugar, sweets, fried food items, and refined carbohydrate.”
How can I lose weight and keep it off?
“Adopt a lifestyle that includes low calories, high protein, and lots of fiber. Drink plenty of water. Regular exercise is a must”, said Ms. Singh.
What are the effects of overeating?
Ms. Singh explained, “Overeating will provide excess energy in the body, and, later on, it is converted into fat and causes obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Overeating may also create guilt, and eating disorders may develop in the person.”
10 ways to stop overeating:
- Eat slowly, enjoy every bite of food.
- If you feel hungry then try to drink water first because it may be you are dehydrated.
- Don’t do any other activity while eating like watching TV.
- Serve small portions of food for yourself.
- Use a small set of utensils.
- Keep your mind occupied.
- Do regular exercise.
- Start your meal with a good amount of salad.
- Consume low-fat milk & milk products
- Take at least 5 meals a day.