Why do I eat so much?

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “why do i eat so much?” We will also discuss the tips that can help you stop overeating.

Why do I eat so much?

Fast Metabolism

A high metabolism rate means that your body is burning through energy at a faster rate. This can cause you to feel hungrier more often, because your body is constantly needing more fuel. 

You may also find that you have more energy, which can lead to you feeling the need to move around more and be more active. All of these factors can contribute to you eating more than you would if you had a slower metabolism 

A high metabolism can also cause you to have a higher body temperature, which can make you feel more thirsty and cause you to drink more fluids. The body is prompted for the need for more water, and therefore you end up feeling hungry.

Stress

A hormone known as Cortisol is released every time we are stressed.Cortisol can increase our appetite, and make us crave high-fat, high-sugar foods.  Some people also eat alot to respond to their emotions and not the feeling of hunger. This is called emotional eating.

In the attempt to relieve stress, some people find comfort in eating a lot. Some people find it difficult to stick to their normal eating habits when they’re stressed, and may end up overeating as a result.

Lack of enough sleep

Our bodies produce a hormone called ghrelin when we’re sleep-deprived. The brain is prompted by this hormone that makes you feel hungry. 

At the same time, lack of sleep also decreases levels of leptin, a hormone that signals to our brains that we’re full. So when we’re sleep-deprived, we not only feel hungrier, but we also have a harder time feeling satisfied after eating, making us overeat and gain weight in the long run.

You’re not having enough proteins

Our bodies need protein to maintain a healthy weight, and without enough protein, we can start to experience hunger and cravings. This is because our bodies need protein to maintain muscle mass, and when we don’t have enough protein, our bodies start to break down muscle for energy. 

You’re eating too much refined carbs

Refined carbs are high in sugar and low in fiber making them easy and fast to digest and absorb into the bloodstream, therefore causing the blood sugar levels to spike. These spikes can trigger hunger and cravings, leading to overeating.

What tips can help you stop overeating?

Know your trigger foods

Knowing your trigger foods can help you become more aware of what causes you to overeat and help you avoid those foods. Trigger foods are different for everyone, but they’re usually foods that are high in sugar, fat, or both. 

For some people, just seeing trigger foods can cause them to overeat. Other people may be able to control themselves around trigger foods if they’re aware of their effects. 

Try Volumetrics

Volumetrics is an approach to eating that emphasizes the consumption of foods that are lower in calories but have a high water content. The stomach space is occupied by the high water content causing you to feel satisfied.

Eating High fiber foods

Fiber foods generally leave you full and satisfied for much longer than other foods.This can help to prevent you from overeating, since you will not be as hungry and will not feel the need to eat as much.

Fiber is also a nutrient that your body needs, so eating foods that are rich in fiber can also help to improve your overall health.

Eating Proteins

Proteins promote satiety by increasing levels of the satiety hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) and by slowing down gastric emptying. CCK is released in response to eating and signals the brain to stop eating. 

Use Food Journal

One of the ways that a food journal can promote satiety is by helping you to see how much food you are actually consuming in a day. This can be eye-opening for many people, who may not realize how much they are eating when they snack or graze throughout the day. 

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Conclusion

In this brief article, we have answered the question, “why do i eat so much?” We have also discussed tps that can help you stop overeating.

Hope you find blog useful, in case of any questions, please let us know

Citations

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/14-reasons-always-hungry

https://www.google.com/amp/s/health.clevelandclinic.org/reasons-why-you-are-always-hungry/amp/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-stop-overeating#TOC_TITLE_HDR_14

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