Tips to stop overeating, stop emotional eating, stop eating fast food, stop eating junk food
Can’t Stop Eating Too Much Food?
Overeating, binge eating or eating too much is the most common cause of weight gain. Since I write a newsletter focused mainly on overeating and emotional eating I hear it all the time from many of my readers “but I just can’t stop eating” or they ask me “how can I stop eating too much?” Click HERE for a FREE Report filled with tips to quickly Stop Overeating.
If you can’t stop eating it’s actually a sign that you might be dealing with food addiction. Overcoming food addiction is easy if you know where to start. Now there are basically two types of issues you need to deal with when undergoing food addiction treatment.
The first category of issues usually revolves around the question of why you eat in the first place. You might automatically answer “I eat because I’m hungry”. Well you’re right but there are two types of hunger. There is real physical hunger and then there is a fake hunger. Most food addicts confuse fake hunger with real hunger and as a result overeat.
A major step in overcoming food addiction is recognizing the fake hunger. The fake hunger is often a form of emotional eating. Here are some posts that will help you learn more about emotional eating: Stop Emotional Eating Articles
As you learn more about emotional eating you’ll be able to differentiate between real hunger and emotional hunger. You might already know about emotional eating and be thinking “but I still can’t stop eating”. Well that’s because you need to deal with the 2nd type of issues of food addiction treatment: Eating Awareness.
Eating awareness simply means becoming more aware of what you are eating. It means slowing down your eating, and engaging in mindful eating. A quick technique to increase your eating awareness is to maintain a food journal.
A food journal is a journal where you list when and what you eat during the day, and how it makes you feel. This will help you stay accountable to your eating choice. Let’s say you eat junk food and write it down in your eating journal, and you write how it made you feel nasty and disgusted afterwords. Next time you are tempted to eat junk food you’ll remember how it made you feel last time and it will be much easier to say no.
You can visit the binge eating forum and start your own eating accountability journal like many of the other members on there. You’ll find a lot of encouragement and advice to stay on track from other forum members also. I hope you enjoy this Can’t Stop Eating Too Much Food article :)