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One tip to Prevent Overeating.

Posted on April 23 2022

Try this next time you have a feast!

When working with clients, all I do is teach them to be intuitive and not over-eat.

Some of our overeating patterns come from hormonal fluctuations, especially if you struggle with a condition called Leptin Resistance.

Many also overeat due to excessive periods of crash diets and negative food association, when we look at certain foods as pleasure and certain foods as punishment.

We might also overeat because we choose the wrong kind of foods that are not nutritionally dense and just empty calories. Thus, leaving us with cravings. Or foods that are as addictive as drugs, like sugar.

But mostly, we overeat because we are not really in tune with our bodies.

Eg: Try and eat a tub of popcorn without a movie turned on, you will want to throw up after a few handfuls.

Effects of overeating

Overeating can also lead to various harmful issues that can seriously affect our health in the long run.

  • Firstly, when you end up eating more than your daily requirement, your body might store the additional calories in the form of fats.

  • Secondly, constant overeating can also cause insulin resistance and other hormonal imbalances.

  • Thirdly, there is guilt and self-criticism that comes after a period of over-eating.

So what should you do?

One tip to prevent overeating is to make sure you do something called preloading calories.

Now, by preloading calories, I mean eating a high-fiber food before you start your meal.

These could be fruits, salad, or soups. All of these are extremely high in fiber. Hence, they will fill you up and will trigger your satiety hormone to tell the brain to stop eating. Thus making it unlikely that you overeat.

Actionable tip of the day

What I would suggest is to start your meals by first eating something raw.

This is because cooking changes the chemical texture of foods and even destroys some of its nutrients. On the other hand, raw foods have live micro-biome that feeds your gut and helps it flourish.

Maybe start your next meal with a cup of fruits first?

Trust this helps,

Roshni Sanghvi.

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