- Posted August 20, 2013 by
Cope with Overeating- Tips
If you often eat food and then feel absolutely stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey, you are overeating. If food tastes so darn good you just can't stop! You are overeating. I am here to help you stop overeating, as this is merely a symptom your body is releasing to help you wake up and smell the coffee.
Don't drink water often when you are eating. It will affect to your body because your digesting juice will be diluted, your digestion will not work. You should drink water before eating about 15 minutes and after eating about 40 minutes, it make you be full faster.
Do not eat ready meal. You will feel that it is not much for you, actually, it is too much.If you want to have it, you sometimes can.
Eat a small bite. When you are eating, take a small bite and chew it up well before you swallow. It will help you be full faster.
Don't eat in front of the television. You will never know that how much you had eaten, so you will eat and eat and eat... continuously! So don't watching TV when you are eating.
Eat slowly. In order to stop overeating you must slow down and enjoy your food. If you are eating too fast, your body will never have the time to realize you have eaten. You must eat slowly, enjoy every bite, taste every herb and spice. If you eat slow, you will start to notice that heavily processed items, really don't taste that great. Try eating those packaged doughnuts from the grocery store really slow to see how unappetizing they truly are.
Eat aware. Your brain must realize that you have eaten, enjoyed the food, and received satisfaction in order for it to know that it is full. If you are eating while multi-tasking (like driving) your brain will have no recollection of enjoying that food, therefore it is as if you haven't even eaten it! You must eat, and only eat....no distractions. Just enjoy your food and let your brain receive pleasure and satisfaction.
Eat relaxed. If you eat while you work, thinking about work, or stressing about work(or any other stressful thing in your life) your body will require more food. You must eat in a tranquil, relaxed state. If you are stressed, take 5 deep breathes before eating your first bite. Let your body relax before eating, then you can go back to stressing when you are done. (hopefully the breathing helps that part too!)
Eat quality food. If you are fueling your body with processed this, and fast food that, you are creating a huge disconnect in your mind-body-spirit. If you want your body to tell you when it is full, and stop before the second plate is gone, treat it nicely. It is not going to cooperate if you are constantly feeding it low-quality food, and why would it? How would your car run if you were putting cow manure in the gas tank? It would stand up and punch you with it's front tire. Treat your body with high quality food so that it can thank you by talking louder when you are eating.
Eat with pleasure. Sounds simple, you love food, why wouldn't you receive pleasure? Unfortunately, a lot of us eat with negative thoughts like.... I shouldn't be eating this, this food will make me fat, why am I so weak, I have no willpower, this food is bad for me.... if you have all of that going on in your brain, how does it receive pleasure? Clear it out and enjoy whatever is in front of you.
Eat only the food you are hungry for. Do not be afraid to throw away food! You eating all of your food is not going to feed the starving children in Africa. Only eat the food that you are hungry for (and don't tell me you don't know what that is because your body ALWAYS knows, you just have to listen). If there is food that you are not hungry for, save it for later, or throw it away. You will be over it by the time you count to 60. If you feel deprived not eating everything, tell yourself you can eat it in an hour, then in an hour see if you are hungry yet, if not wait another hour.