6 Tips To Help You Overcome Overeating

Many people suffer from mindless eating and as a result gain unwanted weight. If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, you must find the balance between eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are satisfied. 

Here’s my 6 tips to help you break the habit of overeating:

  1. Eat slowly - When we are hungry, most of us tend to eat fast. Eating fast, can lead to not giving our brain enough time to realise our hunger has been satisfied and as a result, we can overeat. It can take our body 12-20 minutes (depending on your weight) to realise your hunger has been satisfied.
  2. Be aware - Many of us can overeat because we are not paying attention. When you are eating, do you think about what you’re doing? do you pay attention to how the food makes you feel? has your hunger been satisfied or do you need to eat more? You should try and only eat your main meals at the dinner table. Try not to eat while at a computer, driving or watching television as you will find it hard to stay focus. 
  3. Smaller plate - This trick really works. In your mind’s eye, a lesser portion on a larger plate is going to make you feel as though there is not enough food on the plate. A full plate will give the illusion you are eating a larger portion meal. 
  4. Choose satisfying foods - Higher in fibre, protein and low GI meals are more likely to be satisfying in your stomach without going overboard on calories.
  5. Boredom - Eating of boredom is a common habit. Try having a glass of water, chew on some gum, read a book or go for a walk. Give yourself a distraction. 
  6. Drink water - Drinking a full glass of water or two before eating each meal will help you stop overeating. Try and drink 8-12 glasses of water throughout the day. This step alone can lead to weight loss.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.
Take control of your life, rock on!

Until next month, Evie xx

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