Over Eating

Articles, Videos and treatment options for Over Eating

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 Bad Marriage Can Make You Eat More, Study Says

Turning to comfort food after an argument with your spouse could be less about emotional eating and more about your biology, according to a new study. Couples can indeed be affected by the stressors of fighting – so much so that their hunger hormones are altered after a hostile exchange, explained researchers from the University …

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Americans Gaining Weight By Over-Consumption Of “Healthy” Snacks

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition has determined that Americans are consuming too many calories, by constant grazing on supposedly healthy snacks. The study determined that people eat nutritious snacks not only because of the good taste, but also because they are motivated by the belief that the snacks are good for them. …

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An ADHD Drug Could Treat Binge Eating Disorder

A medication that is traditionally used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could be effective for those suffering from binge eating disorder (BED), according to new research published in JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers from the Lindler Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio found that patients taking lisdexamfetamine dimesylate suffered from fewer binge eating days and …

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Colorado To Consider Tough Trans-Fat Ban In School Cafeterias

The state of Colorado is considering a ban on trans-fats in school cafeterias that would result in the most stringent nutrition guidelines in America. The bill which will effectively ban the presence of trans-fats in any food served at school is due to go before a Colorado House committee later in the week. While other …

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Danish “Fat Tax” Raises Serious Concerns With The EDA

The European Dairy Association is crying foul about Denmark’s legislation to curb obesity. The tax would be levied on any food containing more than 2.3 percent saturated fat. While the fat in food is certainly high in calories, many of these fast are necessary for proper metabolic and neurological function. The brain mass is mostly …

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Eating When Not Hungry: A Recipe For Weight Gain

In a study done by Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation recently, researchers recently concluded compulsive eating is major cause for weight gain. Dr. Stephanie Fay wrote an article entitled “Psychological predictors of opportunistic snacking in the absence of hunger” that was published in the international journal Eating Behaviors. Dr. Fay …

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Eating When You’re Not Hungry May Be The Biggest Cause Of Weight Gain

Understanding and learning to recognize true hunger cues may be the most important skills to develop if you have an eating disorder and are trying to maintain a certain weight, according to a new study. Researchers from Queensland University of Technology found that snacking when you’re not hungry can cause as much weight gain as …

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Emotional Eating Can Really Pack On The Pounds

Researchers at Temple’s Center for Obesity Research are trying to figure out what causes emotional eating and how it relates to body image and chemical response in the brain. The newly developed treatment teaches skills that address the reason for emotional eating. Then by adding the learned skills to the treatment, plan emotional eaters may …

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Emotional Eating Could Be Linked To Stress Hormone In The Taste Buds

When a person is stressed out it can lead to eating sugary foods to make us feel better. However, researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA may have discovered why people do this. In a recent research study, the team investigated identified receptors for stress activated hormones located in oral taste buds …

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