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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Overeating (Overview)

Overeating = eating too much, too quickly.


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Can overeating cause gallstones?

Can overeating cause gallstones?

Gallstones.: Being overweight is a cause of gallstones, and overeating can make you overweight. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
493 doctors shared insights

Overeating (Overview)

Overeating = eating too much, too quickly.


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Everyone says if i don't eat i will end up binge eating. What does that mean?

Everyone says if i don't eat i will end up binge eating. What does that mean?

They might mean: If you don't eat throughout they day, you are more likely to make up for it by having an overly large meal at night. The total amount of weight that you gain in the course of the day is directly proportional to the area under the curve representing the amount of Insulin that your pancreas has secreted. With one large meal it secretes a lot of Insulin thus causing your body to retain calories. Those calories spread throughout the day would lead to less weight gain because smaller Insulin peaks occur. ...Read more

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How can I treat my compulsive overeating without going to see a therapist?

How can I treat my compulsive overeating without going to see a therapist?

Try FAA: Compulsion is part of a spectrum of disorders like OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and in the setting of food, really is related to food addiction.

I would seek professional counseling or get plugged in with an experienced bariatric physician.

Another resource to get you started is faa, food addicts anonymous. http://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org/. ...Read more

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Can you control overeating?

Can you control overeating?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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My friend says there are three types of therapies to cure binge eating. What are they?

My friend says there are three types of therapies to cure binge eating. What are they?

TALK * ACTION * MEDS: So i believe it would be psychotherapy (talk)/ cognitive therapy (thoughts) / behavior therapy (actions). I would add in medications or pharmacotherapy as well. Combination of all the above at sometime or all together. ...Read more

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What are some good tips to get rid of bloated feeling after overeating?

What are some good tips to get rid of bloated feeling after overeating?

Water & walking: Drinking water can help. Walking will help stimulate your intestines to move the food more rapidly through and this can help shorten the time you feel bloated. Do yourself a favor and don't overeat-- it's inadvisable for many reasons! ...Read more

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How can one best de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine? (non-smoker, no drugs)

How can one best de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine? (non-smoker, no drugs)

De-stress: I commend you for wanting to de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine.
• Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds for 32 years.
•Focus on “Breath Is Life”
•Keep saying until you run out of breath.
•Take another deep breath and repeat the same.
•Do it with 10 breaths.
Stress thoughts will pass away like clouds on mountain. ...Read more

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I am 18 and i weigh 15 stone, i'm not comfortable with my weight atal but what ever I do I can not stop binge eating? Any tablets i can take or advice

I am 18 and i weigh 15 stone, i'm not comfortable with my weight atal but what ever I do I can not stop binge eating? Any tablets i can take or advice

Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa ; bulemia are potentially life-threatening diseases. Binge eating is not, but is nevertheless characterized as an eating disorder ; as such is best treated by providers who have substantial clinical experience in dealing with eating disorders. There are centers of excellence at many tertiary institutions that combine the expertise of many specialists--find one near you please. ...Read more

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Can overeating triggers chest pain if you have costochondritis? Or is it something else?

Can overeating triggers chest pain if you have costochondritis? Or is it something else?

Something else...: Check with a doctor to see if your have gerd or coronary artery disease due to endothelial dysfunction. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best appetite suppressant to prevent overeating?

What is the best appetite suppressant to prevent overeating?

No Magic Pill: I joke with my patients, "there's no magic pill." however, medications for weight control can be a helpful tool when used in the context of a bariatric weight control program.
They have little value, and may actually cause weight gain when used alone. For some, they help with symptoms due to their effects on serotonin and norepinephrine receptors; which control mood, drive, motivation and hunger. ...Read more

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How can I avoid overeating when hungry after going to the gym?

Over eating post gym: First eating right after the gym work out is probably not good. Like a gym work out pace yourself. Eat and drink a small snack. Go home cook a meal, or amke sure a cooked meal is waiting for you at home. Consult a dietician about regular meals through the day so you are not so hungry before you start. ...Read more

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How can I stop overeating?

How can I stop overeating?

I encourage you to: Investigate a 12 step program called over eater's anonymous. It can be effective. Evaluation by your physician would also be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you control overeating?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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How do I control overeating?

How do I control overeating?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am overeating?

How can I know if I am overeating?

Overeaters Anonymous: Take the quiz on www.Oa.Org. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. There is non-judgmental support in oa for developing a healthy plan of eating (not a "diet"). Anyone w/ a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area & more info. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop overeating?

What can be done to stop overeating?

Join OA or therapy: Overeaters anonymous, is a self help group, which may be helpful. If you are eating for emotional reasons, your mind will never be satisfied. It is important to distinguish bad habits (i.e. Eating in front of the tv, boredom, sugar addiction) from emotional causes.
Get support in your quest to acquire healthy habits relating to food. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop overeating?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from overeating?

Is it possible to die from overeating?

More so in the long: Term as overeating leads to so many medical ailments like obesity, diabetes, hypertension just to name a few that will shorten a person's lifespan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to control overeating?

Can you tell me how to control overeating?

Behavioral change: For long-term control, slowly reduce the size of meals with portion control. Replace high calorie foods with lower calorie foods. Do away with sugar soda/drinks and go with light drinks/sugar free/tea/water. Keep track of calorie intake with a logbook or application. Regular exercise allows better use of energy and tends to curb appetite. Don't eat when you aren't hungry; no junk food at home. ...Read more

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What should I do about my sisters overeating?

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Overeating sister: Guide her to get professional help. Be supportive & available for her. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep myself from overeating?

What are ways to keep myself from overeating?

Eat! But eat smart.: It's not just number of calories but also composition of those calories. Carbohydrates tend to get burned up quickest, although you can choose healthier low glycemic carbs w/lots of fiber. Protein is more filling & sticks around longer & delays hunger. Choose lean meats, fish, chicken, even beans. Don't forget healthy fats & oils like fish & vegetable. Both will also help fill you up. ...Read more

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What is more dangerous overeating or undereating?

What is more dangerous overeating or undereating?

IN THE SHORT RUN,: Undereating. In the long run, over eating. Both are bad for you either way. ...Read more

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How can I avoid overeating and have better control?

How can I avoid overeating and have better control?

Seek help.: A history of depression or other mental illness could lead to overeating secondarily. With adequate treatment, your overeating could stop. Otherwise, adding fiber to your diet will curb your appetite and reduce the tendency to overeat. ...Read more

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If...by...me...overeating...happens...whats the cure?

Confusing: Sorry, I could not figure out what you were asking. Please re-submit and clarify. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my boyfriend stop overeating?

What should I do to help my boyfriend stop overeating?

You can help a lot.: Help him feel good about himself, and about how much better he'll feel if he takes great care of himself. If mood/anxiety are issues, treatment with meds can be helpful. If lack of success is a factor, seek practical self-improvement steps +/- therapy. Most important: learn to prepare fresh, healthy, tasty meals with moderate portions - make this fun for both of you -- gourmet cooking is "in" now. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if overeating 1 day a week is bad?

Overeating: The question should be why you take one day to overeat and remain in control for the rest of the week. I suggest that you see your physician for check up and then a good psychotherapist. ...Read more

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How do I stop overeating at night when I have to study?

Change habits: The best way that i can think of to change this habit is to go study where there is no food, like a library (hopefully they don't have vending machines). When you get home, go straight upstairs to bed without making a pit stop in the kitchen. ...Read more

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In what ways can overeating effect physical performance?

Multiple ways: Physical effects of overeating range depending on which form of eating disorder the individual is affected by, whether it be compulsive overeating, chronic overeating, or binge eating. These eating disorders cause an unbalance in the body based on the intake of food and the overloading of the digestive system. The more significant the problem, the less able the body is to properly digest as well a. ...Read more