Over Eating

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A basic definition of overeating is, simply put, excessive eating—consuming more calories than necessary and generally consuming in large portions that cause a person to feel uncomfortably full. It is not a specific diagnosis; it may refer to a discrete incident of eating too much such as during holidays, celebrations, or while on vacation; or it may refer to habitual excessive eating.

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A Bra That Prevents Stress Eating?

Regulating stress eating could be as simple as wearing a new bra – one that has special sensors to monitor your moods, that is. Engineers at Microsoft Research have developed a “stress-busting” bra that sends feedback to a smartphone about a user’s mood and feelings. The device captures heart rate, respiration, skin conductance and movement. …

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A Plate Designed To Curb Overeating?

Gadgets that are designed to prevent overeating (like the vibrating fork), are popping up all over the place lately, and another one has hit the market that could simplify the process of consuming appropriate portion sizes. The ETE plate is designed to show eaters how to fill their plates with the right amounts of vegetables, …

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Are Healthy Weekday Habits The Key For Weight Loss?

When it comes to developing healthy habits that last, new research suggests that paying attention to what we eat during the week is an important strategy. A study from Brian Wansick, a professor of consumer behavior at Cornell University and author of the book Slim By Design, found that people who want to lose weight …

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Caloric Foods Cause Overeating, Not Tasty Ones

Foods that are higher in calories can trigger the brain responses associated with eating – regardless of how good they taste, new research suggests. Researchers at Yale University found that there are essentially two separate brain circuits that are activated when people eat: one responds to flavor and taste, while the other kicks into gear …

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Do You Overeat When Stressed? You May Balance Yourself Out After, Study Finds

As the holiday season approaches, it can be a stressful time for people with binge eating disorder or tendencies toward indulgence. Stress has been shown to drive people toward comfort foods – or just food in general – but new research published in Psychological Science reveals that you might unconsciously eat less when a stressful …

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Eat Too Much Or Too Fast? A Vibrating Fork Might Help

Interesting gadgets abound at Las Vegas’ annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. Case in point: HAPIfork–an eating utensil that will let you know loud and clear when you’re eating too fast or too much. Magical fork The electronic HAPIfork can gauge every time you bring the fork from your food to your mouth, and …

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