10 simple tips to stop overeating.

Many people like to eat in front of the TV or computer, and this can quickly lead to overeating. Such habits are not easy to break and, overtime, overeating can lead to consistent weight gain and increase the risk of developing a chronic conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes.

Breaking the cycle of overeating can become really challenging. However, there are some tips and techniques that can help.

1. Avoid all distractions while eating

Whether it’s eating while working in front of the computer or noshing on chocolate while catching up on your favorite TV show, eating with distractions is a common occurrence for many, many people.

While this habit can seem really harmless, it can contribute to overeating. So when you eat, make sure that you are not distracted and you really enjoy every bite of your food.

 

2. Avoid eating straight from the box

Eating ice cream out of the carton, or chips out of the bag can lead to eating way more food than is recommended as a serving size. So, make sure you avoid this by serving a single size of food, which can help you control your portion and calories that you consume.

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3. Avoid stress

Stress can quickly lead to overeating, so avoiding or reducing the stress in your daily life is a very important step to reduce overeating.

4. Eat more foods that are rich in fiber

Fiber -rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables and beans can help keep you satisfied for longer, which will, of course, help you avoid overeating.
Snacking on nuts, oatmeal and seeds, adding beans to your salad, and eating vegetables on a regular basis can really help reduce the amount of food you consume.

5. Avoid skipping meals

Very often, when people try to lose weight, they try to decrease the amount of calories by skipping meals, which in turn can lead to overeating later in the day. However, eating a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner may help reduce the chances of eating too much later in the day, because you simply won’t feel that hungry.