Sometimes your mind tricks you into eating more than your body needs and you end up eating more than you should have eaten, which later leads to consequences such as digestive discomfort, nausea, tiredness, and acidity. Why do we overeat at times, in spite of being aware that we need to stop at that point? There could be many reasons and a few among them are:
- Emotional eating
- Skipping meals
- Feeling bored
- Being distracted by a phone or screen while eating
Here are a few tips to prevent overeating and stay healthy
Avoid skipping meals
Skipping meals leads to intense hunger and tends to result in overeating. Even during a busy schedule, make sure to have a healthy snack that’s handy, so that you don’t skip your meal.
Sometimes hunger pangs could be false, especially when you don’t drink enough water. Staying hydrated can help you avoid false hunger pangs.
Avoid screens while eating
To avoid missing signals from your body when you are satiated, limit eating in front of screens or scrolling through your phones.
Eat the right portion size
Eating nutritious food in the right portion size helps you develop a healthy eating pattern and prevents overeating.
Avoid eating directly from a package
When eating directly from a package you tend to have a larger portion size. Having your snack on a plate helps you know how much you need and avoid having a larger portion.
Limit foods that are easy to overeat
Foods that you tend to overeat, when kept in an easily reached place attract your attention. Keep such foods away from places that catch your eyes easily.
Overeating can lead to many health problems such as obesity, high cholesterol, and digestive problems. Limiting your portion size, eating nutritious food, and limiting food that is poor in nutrition help you overcome the problem of overeating.