Do you go crazy whenever you see food? A table full of food brings a smile on your face from ear to ear. Can’t decide on one thing when you see a food menu? Such situations may indulge you in overeating or binge eating, which is certainly not good for your health.
Read on to know why you could be eating more than you should:
- Eating with friends – Hanging out with friends is the favorite pass time for most of us. As the good times roll, we might not take notice on the amount of food we eat. This could easily result in overeating. So the next time you’re with your friends, try to keep track of the amount of food you eat.
- Crockery – You would be surprised to know that the size of your crockery is a major contributor for your overeating. Big and fancy plates should be a total no-no for everyday meals since you can indulge in eating more than you are hungry for. Plates should ideally be medium or slightly smaller so that your food intake is less.
- Fatigue eating – Sometimes we end up mistaking the symptoms of tiredness for hunger, which is not always the case. Aim for at least 6 hours of sleep and if you still feel hungry, go for healthy snacks instead of junk foods.
- Speed eating – Speed eating may lead to overeating as it takes about 15-20 minutes for the brain to realize that your stomach has received enough food.
- Boredom – How many times have you walked into your kitchen in search of something to eat when you have nothing to do? It happens in the workplace too, when you are unhappy or not working, you end up munching on some snack. Experts say there are millions who over eat just because either they are bored or have nothing interesting to do. Keep yourself occupied and plan an eating schedule so that you don’t end up overeating.
- Dehydration – If your body lacks sufficient amount of water, you might overeat. Make sure you drink at least 8-10 glasses throughout the day.