- Have you always struggled maintaining a weight you are happy with?
- Have you lost your sense of real hunger?
- Do you think you have a problem with overeating?
You are not alone. Some of the most frequent comments I hear from clients are:
“Am I normal?”
“No one else I know overeats”
how to stop overeating:
Well. This is a big big topic and I could write hundreds of blog posts on overeating but here are my top 3 tips to get you started:
- Learn to listen to your body and in particular you need to hone in on your own hunger levels. If you can’t recognise hunger it will be tough to stop overeating.
- Evaluate your own eating style. Many of us have certain triggers that cause us to overeat. Maybe it’s stress? or being busy? or being sad? That may not be such a bad thing if we overeat only sometimes. However, if we overeat every day or more than once/day – well that ain’t great. Undoubtedly we can feel bloated, uncomfortable and possibly even more stressed or guilty?
- Think long term. Not quick fixes. Any change to your lifestyle whether it be diet, exercise, drugs or smoking all take time. Overeating is no exception. Try to narrow in some goals you would like to achieve long term. Try to make these goals positive like I would like to eat a variety of nutritious foods every day rather than I want to stop binge eating by Christmas. (get it?)
If you are interested in this topic, we have recently launched a 12 week online mindful eating course called SOL FOOD. It covers how to stop overeating and a WHOLE LOT MORE. If you would like to register your interest just click HERE. Better yet, you can read all about our mindful eating course here.