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3 Ways to End Your Overeating Habit

By Genevieve Cunningham

It's way too easy to eat too much. Food tastes good -- really good. Of course, when we eat too much, we run the risk of weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious conditions. Eating too much just isn't a good idea. The problem is that once overeating is a habit, it's incredibly hard to break. If you need to cut back on the calories and end your habit of overeating, take a look at these tips to help you find success. 

Have a One Helping Rule

One of the first steps in combating overeating is to never eat more than one helping. The truth is that, in most cases, one helping is plenty of food. Whatever meal (or snack) you're consuming, stick to one helping -- even if you have to measure it out. This will automatically cut back on the amount of food you're eating, especially since most people get portions that are too big or go back for seconds most of the time.

Cut Out All Late Night Snacking

Late night snacking is one of the worst things that we can do. Our bodies need a little bit of time without food. They need the chance to thoroughly digest. They need a chance to be empty. If you cut out all late night snacking, you give your body that opportunity. And if you stop eating after a certain hour, you're probably cutting back on overall consumption as well -- and without even trying! 

Meal Prep

Meal prep works. It requires some effort and forethought, but if you give it a chance, it can help you keep your diet on track. Prepping your food beforehand allows you to be restrictive about content and calories. It lets you think about the food long before the hunger sets in -- which means you'll make better choices. If you want to get serious about eating less and boosting health, you can't go wrong with a solid meal prep routine.

Overeating can bring about a whole host of problems. Weight gain. Bloating. Fatigue. But if you can beat the habit of overeating, you can improve your health and nip these issues in the bud. Use these tips to break your bad habit, and enjoy better health in no time at all.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Alpharetta, Ga.

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