Whether it’s eating a whole bag of chips in front of the TV, or the entire tub of ice-cream when you’re feeling sad, you’ve probably overeaten at some point your life. And while occasionally eating too much is totally normal, it can still feel physically uncomfortable and trigger feelings of guilt and regret.
Here, we’ll explore why people overeat, when it becomes a problem and how to put the kibosh on it for good.
Causes of Overeating
There is no one thing that causes overeating in everyone, Malina Malkani, RDN, CDN, a registered dietitian-nutritionist and media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, tells LIVESTRONG.com. “The reasons for overeating are unique to the individual,” she says.
Excerpted from LiveStrong