Binge eating is on the rise, and according to reports , its highest in the coldest months of the year. One of the reasons bring that the colder months leave a lot of people in doors more often, prompting people to binge on fatty , artery clogging foods that we shouldn’t be eating.
Binge eating is defined as eating halfway healthy, then on and off , you eat fat filled food. Binge eating can occur too when you have had too much intake of alcohol, which prompts you too crave fat filled food due to dehydration.
Binge eating has also occurred with people who are under a great deal of stress, suffering from depression, feeling overworked and tired out, psychological stress due to childhood problems, and so much more.
- Eat breakfast daily.
Studies have shown that people who skip on breakfast get more hungry through out the day , resulting in more body weight , have a higher insulin level, have a higher percentage of diabetes. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps with better concentration and focus with our jobs and school, and provides our bodies with more energy.
- Pick healthy snacks over fat filled snacks.
It’s real easy to get hungry and grab a donut or a candy bar. When we pick these kind of snacks for our bodies, it does nothing but make us more hungry and crave more sugar. Pick the healthier options such as fruits or vegetables, or even yogurt and fruit. The best way to do this is to clean out your fridge and pantry and get rid of all the bad food options.
- Pick small saucers or plates for your meals.
I know that it’s normal to grab a normal size dinner plate for your meals. If you are one that is having problems with binge eating, try grabbing a smaller plate or saucer to eat meals. It will give you smaller servings and you will know when you are feeling full. Believe me .. It works!
- Move your body and exercise
When we move our body and exercise our bodies, it elevates our moods, makes us feel more focused, and in return takes out mind off of eating. According to many studies, binge eating occurs to when people feel bored. It’s all in the mind. When we exercise, our body craves healthier food options. It elevates the serotonin in our brains, and turns on that appetite suppression button that makes our minds want the crappy food. Exercise does wonders for bodies, minds, and spirits.
- Reduce alcohol consumption
We have all been here. The nights of going out and partying it up, and making a late night stop at your favorite fast food joint, only to wake up the next morning and feel like complete crap. Alcohol makes our bodies crave fatty food. If you know you are going out, hydrate well and eat healthy before going out. Binge drinking results in a lot of binge eating. Take it easy on the liver , and hydrate , hydrate, hydrate.