DO YOU OFTEN EAT WHEN YOU ARE NOT HUNGRY?
Let’s say you’ve just finished eating dinner. You feel full. You know you don’t need any more food. Yet, somehow, you feel compelled to keep eating. It could be a second helping, it could be going to the pantry and grabbing a bag of Doritos.
Even though you are putting on weight or suffering from indigestion, you ignore the signals your body’s telling you. And trust me, if you paid attention, you would notice your body screaming, “Stop, no more. I don’t need this!”
This behaviour is called compulsive overeating. And it’s a serious problem, especially when it’s a regular occurance. In some cases, compulsive overeating only occurs around meal times. Once you start, you can’t stop.
However, more commonly, compulsive eaters will consume food continuously across the day – never giving themselves a chance to get hungry.
Unlike binge-eating, overeating happens in public. You don’t hide it. In some cases, overeating is considered socially acceptable. If untreated, compulsive overeating can lead to weight gain, associated health issues and low self-esteem.
That’s why compulsive overeating should be treated as soon as possible – your future self will thank you.
At the Happy Body Clinic, we can help you successfully overcome compulsive overeating once and for good.