10 Mistakes That Lead To Overeating

10 Mistakes That Lead To Overeating

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If you feel bad or sluggish after your meal, it’s time to make some changes. Do the right thing and stop yourself from overeating. Here is the list of ten things that lead to overeating and which you need to change immediately.

1. Skipping Breakfast

Skipping breakfast might seem like a good way to lower your calorie intake, but at the end, it’s a bad idea. If you have a good breakfast, you lower your chance to overeat later in a day. If you don’t have the time to prepare a healthy breakfast, plan your meals in advance.

2. Eating By The Screen

People that eat in front of their TV or laptop are overeating more often. When something else grabs your attention you can’t focus on your food.

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3. You Don’t Pay Attention To Portions

You don’t have to eat everything that’s on your plate. Pick adequate portions that that will fill you up just enough. If you have leftovers, save them for later or throw them away.

4. You’re Mixing Up Hunger And Thirst

This happens to a lot of people. If you ate and you feel hungry soon after, you just might be thirsty. Drink a glass of water and wait for 20-30 minutes to see if you are still hungry.

5. You Eat As Much As Your Partner

When your partner eats a lot, it’s hard to prepare for him and watch him eat. Either eat separately or get yourself a smaller portion.

6. Your Plates And Bowls Are Too Big

Believe it or not, even this can affect your eating habits. If you have a lot of empty space on your plate, your portion looks smaller than it actually is. Instead of getting more food, pick smaller plates.

7. You Feel Guilty After You Eat Too Much

If you feel guilty after you eat something you shouldn’t, you’re not helping yourself, in fact, you’ll overeat more often. Women that don’t feel guilty eat more compared to women that feel guilty.

8. You Never Eat Brunch

Some people think that brunch is bad. It is important to understand that brunch is healthy if you use it to your advantage. Brunch is really good for you if you eat it before or after a workout, and it can help you control your appetite.

9. You Eat Too Much After Workout

Don’t use exercise as an excuse to eat a greasy hamburger. If it’s not the time for a meal, you can only eat about 150 calories.

10. Eating Because Of Emotions

If you eat because of emotions, you’re not alone. It might seem like a good way to fight emotions, but you harm your body this way. Next time you crave food, ask yourself are you really hungry.