Reasons for eating: we eat to please?

September 2, 2010

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 causes of overeating
 Overeating - a problem not only unpleasant, but sometimes quite difficult to detect. Even giving a few hours a week in the gym or following the rules of any diet, it is possible, without noticing it, to face the unpleasant overeating and its consequences - the feeling of heaviness in the stomach, "failures" in the diet, the sudden appearance of extra kilos.

The reasons for eating a lot, and perhaps most important of them - is the lack of habit to pay attention to what you eat: the habit of "lean" on popcorn in a movie theater or seeds / potato chips at home, watching television in most cases leads to a "hidden" overeating , noted that it is very difficult .  And yet, any such "snack" - a source of calories, exceeding the daily rate which is very easy to "earn" excess weight .  It must be remembered that in itself is overeating - it is often a sign of a problem: for example, in very rare, but still quite common cases, the cause of overeating can even be a serious eating disorder - binge eating disorder (uncontrolled overeating) .  Recognize compulsive overeating, to distinguish it from overeating caused by a "harmless" reasons quite simple: in such cases, the overeating is often accompanied by a sense of guilt, depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 . This eating disorder - one of the rare causes of overeating, which requires full treatment. The most common causes of overeating which are harmless and you can remove them by yourself.

 Reasons for eating: we eat to please?

Boredom: the main "culprit" of overeating

There is, to "kill time" - a dangerous mistake, "skrashivaya" boring watching TV chips, chocolate, tea and cookies, anyone can be faced with such unpleasant phenomenon of overeating. In addition, sometimes the "hidden" cause of overeating becomes simply taste good food, if eating favorite dessert is always a strong pleasant, if the smell and taste of the dish acts on receptors and causes delight by the process of eating the food, stay for sometimes very difficult. Result - overeating with all the consequences, whether it be an unpleasant feeling of "overcrowding" of the stomach, heaviness in the stomach, or more serious digestive disorders.

 Reasons for eating: we eat to please?

"Emotional" overeating: stress as a cause of binge eating

With such an unpleasant kind of excessive consumption of food, as the "emotional" eating, familiar to most women (men with this type of eating faced, interestingly, much less due to emotional stability): the cause of overeating is very often stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 , Emotional distress, or even just in a bad mood. It has long been known that one of the most effective ways to cheer yourself up - is to eat something delicious (often such a "antidepressant" becomes chocolate, provoking accelerated release of "happiness hormones" - endorphins and thus actually improves mood). Someone nervously begins to bite his nails, someone - vent a bad mood on others, but many women prefer to "jam" due to stress and face the consequences of overeating. Such causes of overeating quite understandable - a pleasant feeling of satiety becomes a distraction from the real issues.

 Reasons for eating: we eat to please?

The effect of "replacement": overeating as a consequence of the refusal of a bad habit

With constant overeating are very familiar former smokers trying to once and for all abandon the harmful nicotine addiction. The popular belief that trying to quit smoking How to Quit Smoking: Tips for Women  How to Quit Smoking: Tips for Women
 People gain weight quickly, often really is the truth and is under a very real foundation. The fact is that, refusing to smoking, most of the "hard-core" smokers feel the need to somehow escape from thinking about cigarettes - but the most simple "red herring" becomes food. That's why people trying to give up nicotine once and for all, are often advised to "replace" cigarettes candy - candy or lozenges for sucking sometimes less harmful than the constant overeating as a substitute for smoking.

From what we lose weight or get fat?

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 Strict diet, exhausting physical exercises Myths about exercise: do not believe  Myths about exercise: do not believe
   - Are not the only factors that cause a person to lose weight. Moreover - sometimes lose a few kilos might never tried (though not always, such cases are a joyous occasion - often involuntary weight loss associated with any disease or stress). Weight loss is associated with many other factors - up to the features of a constitution, men, for example, lose weight faster than women largely because originally their muscle mass is greater and "service" muscles spend more calories.


Energy: the main "measure" slimming

Food for the people - it is the main and only source of energy: from food into the body receives calories in the splitting of which the body receives the necessary for all systems and organs of power. The main source of energy are easily digestible carbohydrates - their cleavage body spends the least energy. In second place - fats, proteins and here in terms of the energy value for the body occupy only the third place.

The amount the body needs energy can be expressed in calories - for example, it is believed that women daily intake of calories (that is, the energy that the body receives when splitting) is at least one and a half thousand (although, of course, all of these figures are strictly individual and depend on the way life and other factors) .  If daily with food enters the body it is the number of calories, the weight will be stable .  But the shortage of calories entering the body - both natural (eg, by limiting food intake disease) and created artificially (for example, due to diet) - makes it necessary to use other sources of energy by the body .  A main source of energy - it is fat, has been postponed by the body "in reserve" substance that, when the shortage of energy are "extra" fuel .  Thus, the main "driving force" of weight loss - it is always a shortage of the necessary energy (calories), regardless of whether that was the cause of this deficit .


Weight Loss "static" and "dynamic"

If a key cause of weight loss how to get rid of kilograms of fat reserves more or less clear, on the mechanisms of the "activation" of the regime of burning body fat is to dwell .  Active mode, during which the body will receive less energy with food begins to burn fat, called ketosis and energy sources in this step are ketones - products of fat digestion .  Ketosis can be as a natural consequence of any factors (disturbance of the assimilation of nutrients, long-term illness) and different "artificial" nature .  Provoke transition mode ketosis the body can, for example, a strict diet - simply excluded from the diet all foods containing carbohydrates .  Since it carbohydrates are a major source of energy, "fuel" for the body, limiting the use of such products provokes energy deficiency and as a consequence, burning of accumulated body fat - i.e. slimming .  Any kind of weight loss, suggesting the creation of artificial shortage of energy, losing weight can be called "dynamic" - that is, to ensure that such techniques have been proven effective weight loss, the person will have to make some effort .

Calorie deficit can be created and less radical methods - do not forget that the body's need for energy can be naturally increased or decreased. The natural increase in the body's energy can be called losing weight "static" - this method works even when a person is, by and large, does not do anything at all. Of course, for "static" weight loss in most cases need training - unless, of course, do not expect that all of the work to create a caloric deficit will make for you a long illness. The simplest example of a "static" weight loss - it is muscle building: The more muscle mass, the more energy the body spends on "service" muscle - and thus, the more calories you burn on a daily basis.


Sport and slimming

Some sports do not allow to lose weight, and some types of activity may even give weight gain. All this is due to the fact that physical activity, in particular power, increases muscle mass, and muscle heavier than fat tissue. But sport helps increase the power consumption and stabilize weight, it also helps to reduce the fat volume, a decrease in insulin resistance, which subsequently leads to a decrease in blood sugar Blood sugar - a very important indicator  Blood sugar - a very important indicator
   and normalization of blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?  Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?


Hormone pills and weight gain

Hormones always have a significant impact on a woman's body. When the pill first came, they invariably led to the weight gain of 2-4 kg. Modern drugs reduce this risk, so if a woman suddenly started taking pills and added a few kilos, you should consult a doctor who will prescribe other contraceptives.


Menopause and weight fluctuations

When a woman is gaining kilos during hormone replacement therapy during menopause, most often the blame is medication. However, studies show that 61% of women remained in the same weight, gaining 31% and 2% of its even lose weight. Without hormone replacement therapy is 52%, 44% and 4% respectively. Weight gain - a consequence of other factors, such as stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 , Overeating, sedentary lifestyle.


Lightweight, low-calorie, low-fat foods and slimming

Some women eat so-called light products without noticing any changes desired weight. The whole secret is that most of these foods are eaten far more than usual. In addition, such food can not be abused, as it lacks the most important substances necessary for the proper functioning of the body. Replacement options are encouraged to facilitate the respect of dairy products with reduced fat content, as well as the recommended food that does not contain sugar.


Smoking cessation and weight gain

Research experts show that among people who quit smoking, 50% keep the old weight, lose weight 25% and 25% of fattening. It is believed that nicotine reduces appetite and stimulates metabolism, and as soon as his entry into the body ceases, the person starts to eat more because of increased appetite. All you need to do - is to control the consumption and calories, and then after giving up cigarettes weight remains normal. Therefore it is impossible to claim that between smoking cessation and weight kilograms a direct connection.

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