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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Fast Food Outlets In The UK Reveal Calorie Count

The calorie value of fast food menu items will be put on view in a number of fast food outlets in the UK. This is in response to an initiative by the Department of Health in which people are encouraged to make healthier food choices. McDonald’s is using wall-mounted menu boards in order to reveal …

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First Lady Michelle Obama – Obesity Fight Begins At Home

First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity took a personal turn when she said, “She is paying more attention to a key body fat measurement for her own daughters.” The first lady was surprised to learn that her own daughter’s BMI (Body Mass Index) was crawling upwards and she did not know what BMI …

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‘Fitness’ Foods Make You Eat More And Work Out Less

Foods that are branded with a “fitness” angle may actually be detrimental to health and weight loss efforts, according to a new study. Researchers from the American Marketing Association found that products like Wheaties, Gatorade or Clif Bars may encourage consumers to eat more and exercise less, suggesting that labeling and wording on food products …

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Health Authorities Ignoring Impact Of “Eating Out”

Health authorities are missing out on an opportunity to positively impact the diet of many individuals who consistently eat out at work, in restaurants, and from food stalls. There are few policies in place to encourage the consumption of meal choices outside the home that are both affordable and healthy according to Carl Lachat, a …

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Lack Of Sleep Can Trigger Overeating

Among the many factors that may trigger the tendency to overeat, a lack of sleep may be one of them, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Nebraska explored the relationship between food and sleep, reporting that a multitude of factors that arise from not enough shut eye can combine to cause overeating. …

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Obese Child Removed From Family And Placed In Care

An obese boy who weighs more than 200 pounds has been removed from his Cleveland, Ohio home, and placed in foster care. The removal of the young child who is only in 3rd grade at school has set off a media frenzy, as people debate the issue of childhood obesity, and how best to respond …

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Painful, Itchy Skin Linked To Obesity In Children

Children between the ages of two and five years old are at a higher risk for developing painful, itchy skin a condition known as eczema. Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes anyone can get eczema at any age and weight but small obese children are more than three times …

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Poor Communities Are More Obese Study Finds

In a study done by the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that education and ethnic background do not play a major role in obesity, but are instead more affected by the socio-economic factors. Authors of the study, Youfa Wang and Xialoi Chen, say the cause may be the availability of quality food establishments. “Poor quality …

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Rates Of Obesity Rising Worldwide

Obesity is affecting more and more people worldwide according to a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) featured in the medical journal The Lancet. It is estimated that half the population of the US may be obese by 2030 if nothing is done to stop this disturbing trend. Obesity is a chronic condition …

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