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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Religion Linked To Obesity In Young Adults

The study, conducted by researchers at Northwestern University, found that young adults who attended religious events on a regular basis were at a higher risk for becoming obese than their counterparts who did not attend as many religious activities or none at all. The Study The study followed two thousand four hundred and thirty-three young …

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Stress Linked To Binge Eating

Researchers have recently “officially” determined that stress is a major cause of binge eating. Especially around the holidays. The researchers also stated that any major life crisis such as the death of a loved one, divorce, buying a new home, even moving can cause enough stress for a person to engage in binge eating behavior …

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Teens Who Sleep Less Eat More Fatty Foods

A study shows that teens that slept less than eight hours per weeknight ate higher proportions of fatty foods and snacks than adolescents who slept eight hours or more. The results suggest that short sleep cycles may increase the risk of obesity risk by causing changes in eating patterns that alter energy balance, especially in …

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The ‘Overeating Hormone’ Theory May Be A Lie

Leptin, a hormone associated with the hunger response, has long been theorized to cause overeating – in that people who have leptin resistance are more prone to binge. Yet a new study published in Cell Metabolism reveals that leptin resistance isn’t necessarily the cause of overeating. Researchers blocked leptin action in both lean and obese …

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The Power Of Shame May Not Be Key To Curb Overeating

In one of the latest pieces done by Psychology Today’s Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., she examines the role of shame in those who are considering illegal action, as well as those considering breaking dieting “rules.” According to the report, shame is not effective in both instances. Petty theft, prostitution solicitation and having unprotected sex all seem …

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The Pressure Of Freshmen Year Of College Can Cause Eating Disorders

Stress can trigger an eating disorder, and for the college student who is away from home for the first time, the stress them more likely to developing an eating disorder. Symptoms of an Eating Disorder “Boggiano says the common signs of an eating disorder include: A preoccupation with calculating calories, fat grams and carbohydrate grams, …

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The SmartPlate Can Tell You When You’re Overeating

While diet and fitness apps can help you track calories and food choices, a new gadget eliminates the need to manually input information – and it can alert you when you’re overeating. The SmartPlate, which was developed by Anthony Ortiz, founder and CEO of Fitly, instantly tracks and analyzes everything you eat. With weight sensors …

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Youths At Risk For Obesity Show Greater Reward Response

In the March 23, 2011 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, Oregon Research Institute (ORI) senior scientist Eric Stice, Ph.D. and colleagues, including Dana Small, Ph.D. from the J.B. Pierce Laboratory in New Haven Connecticut, provide possible answers to the chicken or egg dilemma of overeating. Do youths overeat just to eat or is their …

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