There you have some desire to eat one more piece of candy or a chop, and then another and another? How did you feel afterwards? Surely, after a while you feel heaviness in the stomach and bloating. And, moreover, still reproach yourself for your lack of restraint.
Symptoms of binge eating experienced by many people, but often do not attach importance to them. Overeating – this self-pity and self-indulgence and greed is also an option. Overeating is one of those bad habits that enslave man, that is, a person can not manage the food does not control yourself. It shows the weight in the stomach, loss of efficiency, sleepiness. The digestive process is slowed down and the stomach is stretched too far. The result is bloating, intoxication, a feeling of general discomfort.
When the organism is poisoned by an excess of food, it can not be processed in time to get rid of the remnants, so the liver, kidneys, overreach, when these residues are processed. Excess food rots in the gut, putrid liquid forms, which are displayed through the skin, respiratory system, intestines. With overeating, disturbed the acidity of the stomach and duodenum.
Food hygiene involves interaction with a useful product, and it does not depend on the number and the quality. But with overeating metabolic processes are always in tension, so our body depressed and capricious. When it feels overeating overloading the digestive organs, blood poisoning decomposition products, reduced mental and physical capacities of the man.
Put the palm of a boat and lean them against each other – that’s such a volume of your stomach. Now think of what you eat during the day – whether fit it all in your hands? The stomach has folds, and stretching his food, they are smoothed, that is, the stomach is stretched. However, its blood circulation is disturbed.
So, overeating is characterized by the following features:
- The person eats everything quickly;
- Continue to eat, even when already gorged;
- Eating large amounts of food;
- Feels guilty after a meal;
- Always eat something in small pieces.
Why is there this obsessive desire?
The first reason – incorrect diet. Eating fried, fatty and refined foods. Drinking water during or after a meal. Water with the food quickly leaves the stomach and thus the nutrients are not absorbed. Using too much spice as they stir up an appetite.
The second reason – an unhealthy body. That is, it lacks the minerals, vitamins, and therefore the need for food increases. So watch your diet, perhaps the body lets you know about some of their desires. For example, excessive love of baking signals about the lack of B vitamins, and for chocolate – about hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The body has to help, but rationally. That is not to eat pounds of candy, and prefer honey, dried fruits. Instead of cake, eat whole grain bread or cereal.
The third reason – psychological. Food distract from the sad thoughts, drowns stress. If a person does not get enough love, then begins to increase the consumption of sweets, since the center of the brain is fueled by love, sweet. Most people compensate for their lack of implementation of gluttony, a person has some ability, but he does not believe in them and does not implement. As a result, the energy accumulates in the body, which is fixed with food and body weight increases. Sometimes people eat because of emotional dissatisfaction. Not going to solve the problem, he just stuck it.
Psychologists believe that it is compulsive eating behavior suggests secrecy, psychological and physical discomfort, a long stay in a state of lack of food. People with this eating disorder have a lower self-esteem, feel helpless because they can not control what is happening. They often fall into depression, they have difficulties with sleeping, prone to suicidal thoughts. Such cases often come to overeating during stimulation, sadness, anger, anxiety.
The less food received into the stomach at one time, the better it will perform its work, and accordingly, the food is digested more efficiently. It is known that the ancient Romans ate once a day and once a week, starving. And the ancient Greeks ate twice a day. Go to the meals came with the growth of wealth. That is, the amount of food consumed depended on the economic situation, and not from the human need for food. But the food must be consumed at a time when one feels hungry, not when sad, “for the company,” while watching a movie or because the holiday and everyone is eating. All this leads to overeating.
Although the results are masked by over-eating, in the end it is always dangerous to health and longevity. But moderation in eating – this is the norm of our conduct, as well as alternative diets.
To be moderate in eating, we must learn to feel their true desires. So, first of all, you need to learn to distinguish physical from psychological hunger. Do not forget that with the food we just restore the body’s need for energy.
If a person eats because of physical hunger, we would expect the saturation of the physical, and if he seizes the emotions – we expect the psychological peace of mind. Need to feel the difference between these types of hunger.
So, do not eat during the day, you should feel when really hungry. Physical hunger – are signals from the stomach, fatigue, mild headache, remember this feeling. Of course, this is a sign of a sharp, every time it is not necessary (and even harmful) to bring themselves up to such a state. But it must know in order to compare with the condition that distinguishes the whimsical “wish” of his stomach and a real need for food.
You then need to determine the threshold of saturation – it eat on a schedule, your hunger will get used to the regime, it is important to catch the feeling of satiety, and do not eat more food. Remember this feeling, and guide them in the future. Well, of course, do not forget that the signal of saturation comes only fifteen to thirty minutes, so eat slowly, get up from the table with a slight feeling of hunger. Then after a while you feel full.
You can try to get rid of eating alone, but you can contact the experts – psychologists, psychotherapists.
If you decide to tackle this problem yourself, then follow these rules:
- During the day drink water in small sips;
- Do not eat “for the company”;
- Eat slowly and chew everything thoroughly;
- Avoid fast food;
- Start there, only when you feel hungry;
- Concentrate on eating, do not be distracted. Do not read, turn off the TV;
- Eat only while sitting;
- When you are tired or hungry, do not eat the food the first fifteen minutes;
- Do not make food a reward;
- Eat small bites, enjoy a meal;
- Do not eat until full saturation.
And if you feel hungry again, away – talk on the phone, watch a movie.
You can try to slow down food intake. After every third bite should be postponed cutlery, until a piece will not be swallowed, pauses should be gradually lengthened.
Meals start with a raw product, consume more honey, fruits and vegetables, nuts – energy food. If you feel very hungry, then divide the meal into two stages, so that the interval between them was thirty minutes. After eating the first portion, wait, if you did not go hungry, eat the rest.
Find yourself an interesting case, then the emotional sphere will be filled, and it helps not to think about food all the time. For example, start to run or take to the dance, knit, embroider, do yoga, drawing, or just read the book. Be sure to move more, walk in nature. Try to solve your problems, not run away from them. Remember that food, no matter how delicious it was, did not help to improve self-esteem and get rid of the problem. But if you get rid of this obsessive desire, in fact, be able to praise you.
Love yourself, your body. You do not want to harm him, and overeating, as you can see, it destroys your body. If you love it, you’ll eat healthy food in small amounts, only when you feel real hunger. Try it and you will see that you will feel good both physically and psychologically.