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A 22-year-old female asked:

weight gain after eating disorder. after large dinner i immediately have big bowl of cereal or other snack. will this damage my stomach/digestion?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
No harm: Sounds like you need to re-learn signals your body uses to indicate after-meal fullness. I'm assuming you are not describing binge eating (another eating disorder). Pay attention to what if feels like to feel satiated & start reducing the size of your post-dinner snack or cereal intake. Other than unwanted weight gain there is no digestive damage from over-eating (many americans do so every day!).

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Last updated Sep 3, 2013

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