Eat Too Much

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What Is Causing You To Eat Too Much?

We have food to fuel our body, but why is it that so many of us just eat too much? I mean who eats just to provide our body fuel? If we did that, we would eat just healthy foods and probably not that much because we’d be eating just healthy foods for the purpose of health and energy, right?

 

Everywhere and it seems almost every activity has food associated with it. We eat for social reasons, when we are happy, when we are depressed, when we are tired or stressed and on and on. So, when do you eat too much? Do you know what makes you want to eat too much? Is your life stressful right now and it gives you some enjoyment? Maybe you eat when you are down for the same reason. There are others who have had some serious events happen in their life and food is definitely an escape. Many people eat for the opposite reason. Something good happens, let us celebrate and eat…

 

If you can find what causes you to eat too much, you can focus your diet plan around that, meaning tackling the issue that is causing that end result you want to resolve, along with whatever healthy diet plan you’ve chosen. Likely that most of you reading this know what is causing you to eat too much. The problem is working on that issue. It may be a simple thing that just takes a little determination and a simple tweak to your daily routine, but it could also be a very complex issue for you. If that be so, then you may need to seek help from a counselor. If your insurance doesn’t help you with the cost of a counselor, you may consider finding some books that relate to your concern. Undoubtedly, there are others out there that have a similar issue as yours and have likely written about it.

The 2 Week Diet

Sometimes people when they notice that particular feeling or situation come up that causes them to eat too much, they simply distract themselves right away. Do something healthy, like take a walk, write in a journal or text a friend. If you do this enough times, you can change that negative habit pattern to be associated with a positive one. Comfort doesn’t always have to come from food.

 

And when you do eat, try to steer clear of processed foods, sugar, sodas, white flours and refined carbohydrates. The healthy basics such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein foods all still apply. An unhealthy snack once in a while won’t put on pounds if your are careful. Not an easy process sometimes, but keep working at it day by day. Eating a healthy diet can help you feel better overall and limit those times when you have a strong desire to eat too much.

 

If you are using fasting to lose weight, you will need a long term plan for after you’ve lost the weight. A plan that includes healthy choices that will give you the nutrition you need each day as well as some exercise or daily activity.

If you need some guidance on what program might be best for you, how many calories to cut and what exercises you can safely do, you might want to consult your physician or a nutritionist.

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