Why Do People Overeat?
Overeating is different than stress eating. Often overeating is carried through to adulthood from habits we learned as children. Those old mantras of “clean your plate” and the tales about the “starving children around the world” we all heard really do have a mental impact on us. We feel that we have to eat everything in front of us or must eat until we’re uncomfortably full.
Unlike chemically-triggered stress eating or compulsive eating (which is often triggered by a diagnosable mental disorder), simple overeating is often just a bad habit. And while habits can be hard to break, they’re not invincible.
4 Easy Ways to Overcome Overeating
In many ways, simple overeating is easier to overcome than stress eating. You can use a few tricks to fool your mind into eating less.
1. Use Smaller Plates
Smaller plates necessitate smaller portions. Plus, when the plate looks fuller, your mind assumes you’re getting more food. You can still clean your plate without eating too much.
2. Buy (or Order) Smaller Portions
When grocery shopping, purchase smaller portioned items. When out to lunch or dinner, ask for half-size entrees. If the extra food isn’t there, you can’t eat it.
3. Eat Slower
Set your utensils down between every bite and chew your food thoroughly. Doing so allows your brain to communicate with your stomach so you don’t miss that all-important “full” signal.
4. Eat More Fiber
Foods that are high in fiber are an excellent option to help you stay fuller longer. Fiber swells when it absorbs water, doubling or even tripling in size. Fiber-rich foods combined with a glass of water can help fill your stomach and eliminate hunger pangs without adding extra calories. That full sensation comes on quicker and helps you realize it’s time to stop.
5. Drink More Water
Water, by itself, can also help you lose weight. Consuming more water every day can help your body process waste material more efficiently, leaving you feeling lighter and healthier. Water also plays an important part in balancing your body chemistry and can help prevent fatigue, decrease swelling, and even eliminate headaches.
The Hollywood 48-Hour Miracle Diet® embraces the healthful effects of water. To use as directed, you simply mix the great-tasting drink concentrate with water and consume throughout the day. When using as part of a fasting routine, you eliminate solid foods from your diet for 24- or 48-hours and add additional water to help you feel full and satiated throughout your day.
This has the added effects of automatically boosting your fluid intake, keeping you hydrated, delivering key micronutrients, and reducing your caloric intake.
How to Recover After an Unhealthy Binge
If you’ve eaten a whole pint of ice cream because your boss made you angry or absentmindedly crunched down an entire bag of potato chips while bingeing your favorite show on Netflix, it’s not the end of the world. One lost battle doesn’t mean you’ve lost the war. But you can help reset your body by cleansing your system with a 24- or 48-hour juice detox.
One of the easiest ways to do this is using by The Hollywood Miracle Diet®. This great-tasting juice detox contains tons of nutrients, necessary hydration, and can help you lose up to 5 pounds in just 24 hours (or 10 pounds in 48 hours).
All you have to do is mix with water and drink throughout the day or weekend. You’ll lose weight, begin to reset your body chemistry, and feel great. It’s almost like your binge never happened.