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What can you do to stop what people call "emotional overeating"?

What can you do to stop what people call "emotional overeating"?

Counseling.: Truth be told, overeating sometimes hides a primary psychological issue, such as depression. You may want to encourage your sister to seek counseling to elucidate the cause of her overeating. If she's just gluttonous, then emphatically point out the error in her ways and provide her with support and encouragement to change. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Overeating (Definition)

Overeating is a clinical finding that can be the result of mental health or physical condition or, in some young children, due ...Read more


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Is it possible to overcome emotional overeating and lose the rest of my weight?

Is it possible to overcome emotional overeating and lose the rest of my weight?

Emotional eating: This has less to do with weight loss and more to do with your psychosocial issues. Seek the treatment of a therapist to work on solving your emotional issues. This takes some work, but without addressing this, trying to lose weight becomes very difficult. Having weight loss surgery is not a solution either. Get help from a therapist as a first step. ...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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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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How do I overcome overeating?

Seek help.: Your listed history of depression 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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What is compulsive overeating?

What is compulsive overeating?

See below: True hunger comes from our hypothalamus after measuring our energy needs and food stores. But it tells other areas of our brain (the nucleus accumbens, caudate and putamen) to generate the hunger signal. This signal can be generated abnormally in diseases of food addiction and set off by stress, depression and various food triggers. We then eat more then we intend to. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from overeating?

How can I prevent myself from overeating?

To answer: You should probably be working with a dietician on portion control and a counselor on the emtional porblems that influence you to over eat. You may need to consult other professioanals to. ...Read more

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How do you prevent yourself 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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Could overeating reduce metabolism long term?

YES: our body is used to consuming a certain amount of food at certain times during the day. Binge eating over a long period of time will retrain your body to get used to a certain routine and ur metabolism will eventually slow down. ...Read more