Everyone loves to eat. However, not everyone likes to overeat and eat all kinds of food after their stomach is filled with several other types of food. While some people can eat a lot without experiencing significant weight gain. Others are actually made desperately to hold off eating so that their weight problems do not get worse.
Yes, for those who want to lose weight, excessive eating or better known as overeating is one of your main enemies. Like it or not those of you who are currently running a diet program need to regulate and maintain calorie intake from the food you consume into the body.
Well, if you are a person who includes maintaining food intake to avoid significant weight gain, an expert from Men’s Health Michael Rousell can help you find some of the triggers that make you overeat. By knowing some of these things it is hoped that you will be able to avoid them in order to avoid the scale needle moving to the right.
At least the 6 things below can be some surprising things that trigger someone to overeat. Let’s take a look below.
Indulge in Food
When you feel your days are too tired, have you ever thought about indulging yourself in the foods you like? Or deliberately make your own food that you crave? Or maybe when the heart feels sad, food can also be used as a ‘consolation’ like chocolate or a sweet cake which is the target to make you feel better.
Without realizing it, you slowly and over time make this a fun habit to do. Every tired, the food is sought. When you are sad, you dig up food to treat your liver. Not to mention, when you are happy, you will tend to feel innocent enough to consume a variety of foods that you want.
Well, if this is done continuously, this bad habit will be difficult to break. For that, you should slowly change your mindset. Compared to taking everything for granted because of your bad mood. It would be better if you take realistic actions to calculate every calorie that enters your body.
Eat a lot at one time
Have you ever been tempted to taste the food you like, such as when someone brings you pizza and then you can’t stand the feeling of hunger that hogs your stomach. First you only taste one slice, then you want another piece. At first you feel hesitant to enjoy this dish. But then you think, “Oh my God, I’ve ruined my diet. It’s better if I just eat everything. “
Things like this are certainly problems that will affect the diet you are doing. Not from the pizza bites you consume, but from the number of calories you take in at one time. One or two slices of pizza will not destroy your diet. However, there is a big difference between consuming 300 calories of pizza compared to eating 1000 calories at the same time. Instead of enjoying one box of pizza at a time it would be better if you save another slice for your next day’s consumption.
One of the worst things that triggers easy failure when on a diet is feeling guilty and always blaming yourself when eating junk food or when your scale doesn’t show satisfactory numbers while you are on a diet. Rousell says that shame or disappointment can drastically affect a person’s weight.
There is a research on University of Toronto who deliberately fakes the scales in order to see the reactions of the dieter. The scale is set to display 2 kg heavier than actual size. People who feel more embarrassed will eat more ice cream than those who don’t care about the result of the scale.
For this reason, don’t be too distracted at how the progress of the needle scales you see when you weigh yourself. Because this will actually make you feel disappointed. Feelings of disappointment experienced during weight loss will tend to make you eat more.
Eating Too Much
A study shows that more than 40% of food is consumed by people outside the home. Rousell said that the portion of meals outside the home or restaurant in general is often larger than the portion you eat when eating it at home.
Losing control over food portions always causes someone to eat an unlimited amount. In addition, in general, some culinary houses such as restaurants often offer larger portions. Unfortunately, most of us will tend to listen to their stomachs more often and finish all kinds of food without thinking.
Meanwhile, to overcome conditions like this, if you really can’t eat at home, try to ask for a smaller portion than the portion offered at the restaurant. Or if you bring your friends or colleagues you can share them with them.
Distracted Attention While Eating
Often someone will feel happy when eating while chatting or watching television. This ability is better known as multitasking. But when you want to lose weight, this one problem can be bad for your diet. Because this ability will weaken the body’s ability to feel the amount of food you are consuming.
As a result, even though you have eaten large amounts of food, you are often not aware that the food on your plate has run out. This is because your brain is associating both eating and other activities that you do simultaneously. For that, pay attention again and avoid distracting yourself when eating.
The last thing that triggers a person to eat in excessive amounts is the feeling of being tired. Sometimes the body expends too much energy makes you want to comfort yourself by indulging it through food. For this reason, when you come home from work or come home from school, even though you are not too hungry, you will tend to find and make your own food to make you feel better.
Even though of course this one habit is not good to do and must be stopped immediately. It’s better to immediately divert yourself by taking a shower and resting, especially when it’s dark. Keeping yourself awake will actually make you hungrier.
Those are some of the reasons that make a person able to eat excessive amounts. Hopefully knowing the triggers above can make you avoid them well.