How Much Food Is Necessary?
Truly speaking, Experience is the only correct guide to food requirements, and each individual has to settle the matter for himself. The human body is not exactly a chemical laboratory, nor is it an engine which can be fed so much fuel with the resultant production of such and such an amount of heat and energy. Some bodies are more efficient than others. It is among human beings as among the lower animals, some require more food than others.
Negative Effects Of Over-Eating
On Health Overeating ultimately causes diseases. Though, It may take two or three years, or even twenty to thirty years, before the overeating results in serious illness. But the results are certain, and after that, the person can neither use his body nor mind to the best advantage.
1.Overeating and Obesity: Overeating bears even larger responsibility in making you obese when compared with reduced physical activity. And when both of these are combined, results can be very devastating.
2.The more food that is ingested, the more heat units must be manufactured, and often so much food is taken that the body is compelled to go into the heating business. Then we have fevers.
3.This excessive amount of fuel taken into the system in the form of food, wears out the body. As figured by the experts, it gives a result of food need that is at least twice as great as necessary.
4.Eructation of gas and gas in the bowels are indications of overeating. More food is taken than can be digested. A part of it ferments and gas is a product of fermentation. A very small amount of gas in the alimentary tract is natural, but when there is belching or rumbling of gas in the intestines it is a sign of indigestion, which may be so mild that the individual is not aware of it, or it may be so bad that he can think of little else. When there is formation of much gas it is always necessary to reduce the food intake, and to give special attention to the mastication of all starch-containing aliments. Also, if starches and sour fruits have been combined habitually, this combination should be given up. Starch digests in an alkaline medium, and if it is taken with much acid by those whose digestive powers are weak, the result is fermentation instead of digestion.
5.Overeating brings a feeling of lethargy. It is always advised that you should quit eating before you feel full. If there is a desire to sleep after meals, it means, too much food has been ingested.
6.When tiredness possesses us after meals, it means we have eaten so much food. When this happens then the digestive organs require so much blood and there is not enough left for the brain. This is a hint that if we have work or study that requires exceptional clearness of mind, we should eat very moderately or not at all immediately before.
7.A bad taste in the mouth is usually an indication of overeating. It comes from the decomposition because of too liberal food intake. If you feel bad taste of water in the morning or at any other time, it indicates overeating. It may be due to a filthy mouth or the use of alcohol.
8.Very often, the Heartburn is also due to overeating, and also the hiccough; both come from fermentation of food in the alimentary tract.
9.A heavily coated tongue in the morning is also an indication of excessive food intake. If the tongue is of dirty gray color it shows that the owner has been overeating for years. A coated tongue indicates overcrowded nutrition and is nature’s request to reduce the food intake. How much? Enough to clean the tongue. If the coating is chronic it may take several months before the tongue gets clean.
10.A muddy skin, perhaps pimples on the skin, is another sign of overeating. It shows that the food intake is so high that the body tries to eliminate much of the waste through the skin. Because of this huge amount of waste removal from the skin, it becomes irritated and then there is inflammation. Many forms of eczema and a great many other skin diseases are caused by an overcrowded nutrition and stomach disorders
11.Dull eyes and a greenish shade in the whites of the eyes point toward digestive disturbances due to an oversupply of food. The green color comes from bile thrown into the blood when the liver is overworked. The liver is seldom overtaxed unless the consumption of food is excessive.
12 Simple Tips To Stop Overeating
When there is delicious food in front of us which deceive us with their looks and aroma it is very hard to stop yourselves from eating “just another bite”. The result is overeating which we regret about later.
Uncontrolled eating has bad effects not just on our waistline but on our energy and mood as well. Even though no one wants to be a couch potato, many of us will not say “no” to a delicious food.
Overeating can be prevented with the following simple tricks:
1. Use your palms as a guide. The amount of food you are about to eat should fit into your palms (figuratively speaking). Put your palms together as if you were making bowl. The amount of food that fits into your palms is probably enough for your stomach as well.
2. When you feel fed, make the handles of the cutlery dirty. Many people want to eat everything they have been served, which leads to overeating. By making the cutlery dirty you will not be able to just “have another bite”.
3. Cover the rest of the meal with napkin. When you feel fed covering the rest of your food with napkin will reduce the desire for eating because you do not see the food. Far from your eyes, far from your mouth as well.
4. Do not eat to satisfy others. No matter how tasty mother’s cake is, do not eat another piece of it just because she asks you to. Say “maybe later” but do not let her kind of sad face talk you into eating more.
5. Focus on the taste of the first couple of bites of your favorite food. You love chocolate? Researches have shown that eating two cubes of chocolate gives you the same satisfaction as eating the whole row. In the second case scenario you have overate and feel guilty about it. Remember the first couple of bites because that is when the food is the tastiest.
After the first couple of bites your tongue receptors are less sensitive to the food chemicals. Conclusion? You can satisfy your desire for eating caloric food with only 2-3 bites. This way you will prevent overeating.
6. Eating until you are 80% full. Okinawa people practice this technique and 29% of the inhabitants live 100 years or more.
7. Overeating may happen easily if you leave your finished dish on the table you are still sitting. Put away the used dishes so you do not eat after you are finished eating. If the dish is in front of you, the chances of putting more food in it are big.
8. Send your body a signal with which you will say “I am done eating”. These signals can be sent with:
A chewing gum or hard mint candy. Mint reduces appetite and chewing gum will keep your mouth busy.
Several pieces of fruit or couple of chocolate bites. Sweet food is detected by the brain as a desert. You will not be back eating the previously eaten food after eating sweets.
9. Make sure your dish and the food you are about to eat are in different color. Instead of serving pasta in a white dish, serve it in a red, black or blue dish. The more diverse the colors between the dish and the food are the bigger will seem to be the meal you are about to eat.
10. Try not to do anything else while eating. Overeating mostly occur when we eat in front of the computer or TV because we stuff out mouth repeatedly. Eat in the kitchen on the table you are supposed to be eating. This way you will not have any other activities.
11. Do not eat out of the packaging. If you bought yourselves a big pack of chips do not eat out of it. Serve yourselves normal amount of the chips in a bowl. This way you will not overeat and will know how many calories have you entered,
12. Leave the fork lean on your dish between every bite. Have a bite and leave the fork on the dish. Making a pause between bites will give your body enough time to alert the brain that you are full. Do not forget that your brain needs 15-20 minutes until it gets the signal.