Know what factors can make you eat more

Some time ago we counted some resources that according to science, help to eat less. However, there are also habits, factors and foods that can make you eat more and that are the ones that we should know and avoid if we seek to be in shape.

If we eat beyond our needs because different factors of our body or the environment influence our desires to eat, we will easily fall into an excess that in the long run may involve being overweight or a prominent belly due to the accumulation of fats in the body.

Therefore, you must know these factors that can make you overeat


It is one of the reasons we usually get fat when we are stressed, as it has been shown that the hormonal alterations caused by stress encourage us to eat more.

On the one hand, because we eat to feel pleasure and reduce cortisol, for example, with sweet foods. But also, stress makes food more appealing and less satiating food which can certainly encourage us to eat beyond hunger.

So if we want to moderate the amount we eat, nothing better than keeping stress under control in our lives, otherwise it will be very complex to eat moderately and of good quality.

Insufficient rest

If we sleep poorly or poorly, cortisol levels are likely to increase causing the consequences of stress, but in addition, altered sleep patterns can modify hormones that regulate hunger.

Thus, deprivation of sleep leads to an increase of hormones that cause hunger and appetite and the decrease of those that produce satiety. The result: an increase in what we eat.

If we want to eat just and necessary and not to exceed our meals, it is best not only to take care of food but also to sleep between 7 and 9 hours each night.

Eat fast

Eating at high speed may be another factor that leads to eating more, as a study in the journal Nature notes that the brief exposure of food in our mouth sends insufficient sensory signals to produce satiety.

Thus, we satiate less and eat more when we do it at high speed. On the contrary, eating slowly may be key to eating less.

So, chewing well, drinking water between bites, talking to other diners or using cutlery can slow the intake and help us not overeat.

Variety in a meal

The great variety in the same food or the presence of dishes or foods with different flavors, can encourage us to eat more as it has been demonstrated when only condiments were added to the chips or brownie creams.

That is, if we sit down to breakfast and have bread, fruit, milk, bun, chocolate, we are likely to eat more than if we only have a bowl of yogurt mixed with fruit and cereal.

This is due to a process called satiety sensory-specific that refers to that we are satisfied with a taste, but in the presence of a different one, we can continue eating even when we are no longer hungry .

Excessive junk food

A regular and prolonged use of junk food laden with fat, sugar and sodium, can lead us to eat more and more, because these nutrients in most of the dishes of “fast food can cause addiction in our body.

In addition, calorie-laden foods and fats commonly consumed can “brainwash” so that our body ignores signs of satiety and therefore, eat more even when it should already be satiated.

Therefore, avoiding processed foods and junk food full of nutrients that can generate addiction is very helpful if we do not want to overeat.

These are some factors that can make us eat more and thus favor, the caloric excess that finally triggers the hated belly or an overweight that little contributes to that we achieve a body in form.

So, if you want to eat according to your needs without falling into excesses, it is advisable to avoid these factors that push us to eat more and more.

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