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5 Simple Ways To Stop Overeating

When was the last time you ate so much, that you felt awful? You binged on that pizza your friends ordered or couldn’t resist the cake from your friend’s birthday party?

Overeating is one of the most common health mistakes, most people make. You sweat it out in the gym and have healthy meals at home. But what when you head out? When you load up with junk, it’s pretty difficult to reach your weight loss goals.

We were all born to eat when we are hungry, and stop when the hunger centre in our brain is satisfied. But as we grow up, many other things mix up with our natural instinct of hunger. We start taking food as a reward; instead of eating in a balanced way, we begin to overeat. Experts say that people who compulsively overeat use food as way of coping with negative emotions. They overeat to bust their stress and later feel guilty, ashamed or depressed.

Here are a few simple ways to make the cravings go away and prevent overeating:

Eat when you are a slightly hungry: When you arrive at meal half-starved, you overeat. If you eat when you are slightly hungry you will eat less and eat slowly.

Keep-up the look: Making your food look good with a good presentation of the meal can help you prevent overeating. You can also use a smaller sized bright colored plate. The brain looks at the plate and decides if the portion is sufficient.

Drink more water: Your body can confuse dehydration with hunger. Keep yourself hydrated to keep the hunger pangs away. Start your day with a glass of water and have a glass-full every few hours.

Have enough sleep: Go to bed on time. Not getting enough sleep can stimulate appetite hormones. This way you will land up on a big high-calorie meal the next day.

Be stress-free: Studies have concluded that humans tend to overeat when stressed. This could be problem at work, home, studies or relations. De-stress yourself with techniques like meditation, deep breathing, walking in the fresh air or talking to friends.

Beating the temptation of overeating can be really difficult. But remember, a balanced meal is important not only to look good but also to feel good. It makes you healthier by giving a balanced and adequate work to your digestive system. Redesign your old habits to control your cravings.

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