Eating more: Are you feeling as if you are gaining weight even after exercising and following a healthy diet? Excess eating or overeating could be the reason behind the same. At times, we overeat without even realising that we are eating in excess. Overeating not only just leads to weight gain but also brings along many health issues. Sometimes we eat too many calories and excess fat rich food items which leads to unwanted weight gain. In such a situation, it is necessary to know what you are eating and how you are eating to stay healthy as well as fit. There are many reasons which indicate you are eating too much. Let’s find out the reasons for your overeating. (Also read: Too much fruits: Common signs which suggest excessive consumption of fruits)
Overeating: What are the reasons for excessive eating or overeating?
- You are too social
- Fast eating
- Not cooking at home
- Tasty food
You are too social
If you are a social person then you must be habitual of meeting your friends and this might lead to eating more. If you meet people, hang out with them, eat outside, you unintentionally gain a lot of calories. (Also read: Healthy diet: Signs that your healthy diet is actually dangerous for you)
If you are eating too fast then you eat a lot, out of ignorance. This usually happens because you finish your food faster than others.
Not cooking at home
These days, most of the people live away from the family and are often busy in their lives. They don’t get time to cook food for themselves and thus they tend to eat outside. It leads to taking in more calories and increase your body fat. (Also read: What are the side effects of eating outside too often)
If the food is tasty then there is a high possibility that you might eat more than usual. Tasty food increases our hunger and makes us eat more. The tasty food contains more sugar, salt, fat etc. The more the food is tasty, the more you eat.
Stress makes you eat a lot. When we are worried, we often eat more than the normal. Overeating and eating favourite becomes our attempt to reward our self. We crave for sweet and spicy things to ease out our stress. This is called stress eating. Thus, pay attention while you are under stress.
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These are some of the reasons why you eat more or overeat in certain situations. You can read this article in Hindi as well.