We all like to eat something delicious. In this way somebody tries to lift their spirits, others want to please their close people and cook something special for them, and so on. However, sometimes everyone feels that they have eaten too much.
It’s a well-known fact that overeating is harmful for our health and can cause excess weight gain. That’s why it is important to get rid of this habit as soon as possible. Although some people think that it’s hard, everything is much easier, than it seems at the first sight.
To solve the problem quickly one should find its root. This case is not an exception. If you focus on the situations when you eat too much, you’ll see that this habit is caused by some factors that happen again and again.
Today we have decided to help you. Here are seven situations when women overeat. In this way you’ll know, when you should control yourself. It will help you to break your habit. So let’s see what they are.
#1 We eat for the company
It’s probably the most common factor which affects our appetite. In a good company time flows and we just don’t pay attention to the amount of food we eat. According to the research, almost all people are inclined to eat more when they are in a company of other people or even in front of their reflection in the mirror.
Obviously, when we eat for the company, we pay attention not to the nutritional and beneficial properties of foods, but to their taste and form. In moments like this our dinner turns into tasting, and we can taste so much, that it will be rather hard to leave the table.
#2 We can’t refuse
Sometimes we can overeat for other people. For example, when you visit you parents and your mother places a big plate of something tasty right in front of you, or when you come to one’s place and they have prepared a lot of delicious dishes.
In such situations it’s hard to refuse to taste one more salad or eat another piece of chicken, because the hostess has spent a lot of time and effort to prepare all this food and please us. That’s why we can’t refuse and eat much more we should.
#3 We “deserve” it
Diets and intensive exercises also can cause overeating. There is nothing bad in additional meal, but very often we tend to reward ourselves with too big portion of tasty food for our suffering at the gym. It’s even more difficult to resist and not to eat an extra piece of after a diet.
#4 We are distracted
Many people tend to combine eating with something else. They like to eat and read a book, or eat and watch some show, and so on. In this way they get a lot of pleasure and save their time. According to the research, when we have our meal and do something else at the same time, we don’t control the amount of food we eat.
Another research shows that when we look at the screen of our computers, TV sets, and phones, we eat more food. That’s why if you are having your meal, just have your meal. Don’t surf the internet, don’t watch TV, and don’t read the news.
#5 We are forced to buy and eat
Representatives of food industry and restaurants are trying to make us buy and eat more in many different ways. For example, very often it’s much cheaper to buy a big pack of some food than a small one, or sometimes we can buy two portions for the price of one. All this stuff makes us overeat and affect our health.
#6 We want to stimulate our brain
It’s not surprising, that people who live in big and noisy cities, feel hungry more often than those who live, for example, in the countries. Food is everywhere and we have turned it into a cult.
We can see delicious foods on the store shelves, photos in the internet, and so on. According to the research, when we see the images of food, they stimulate our appetite and we start feeling hungry. That’s why we eat more than we should and turn overweight.
#7 Our triggers
Almost everyone has their own situations, places, and foods that make them eat more, than their bodies need. As a rule, such personal triggers are connected with emotions from our past and stop us from controlling the amounts of food we eat.
For example, in your family you have always finished your meals with tea with some desserts, or when you were a kid, your parents used to buy your favorite ice cream in the park, and now when you come to this park you can’t resist and buy this ice cream, even when you are not hungry.
Food reminds you about your childhood, the time when you were happy and felt safe. It’s obvious, that in difficult situations we want to feel the taste of the food again in order to forget about our problems and feel safe and happy again at least for several minutes. Unfortunately, as a rule, all this food is high-calorie and packed with fat or sugar. That’s why we get health problems and excess weight.
The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!
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