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Is Your Dieting Harming You?

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Submitted 2010-04-05 00:00:00
Dieting for most people has to do with wanting to look a certain way. For others it is a matter of health and having a healthy diet is necessary for you to live a long healthy life. Sometimes people make mistakes in the way they diet and it can negatively effect your bodies natural hunger cues.

Dieting experts have found that dieters often lose the feeling of when there body is trying to tell them they are hungry. This is due to them forcing themselves not to eat when they start dieting because they are trying to take in less calories and over a long term period of them suppressing these feelings, this is the reaction they feel and they only end up eating when they are ravenous. The second part that is bad about this type of habit is that when you do end up feeding yourself, you eat larger portions than you should because you can't feel the signals your body is sending that is telling you, you are full. People that have these habits tend to eat not when their body is telling them they need food but by outside triggers, such as the time of day or others eating around them.

Society, culture and your own environment most likely lead to your eating habits, for example being told to not waste food and finish your plate may have lead you to over eating. Doing this has most likely thrown of your bodies natural triggers that try to tell you, you are full and you have had enough food. You end up eating more than your body needs just because it is in front of you or you feel guilty that you are wasting food when others don't have the privilege.

There are a few ways you can get back in touch and to listen to what your body is telling you so you don't over eat. Eating your food at a slower pace can help the brain relay the message you are eating and how much you need to eat. It can take up to 20 minutes for your brain to send these signals, so if you eat to fast you may eat more than you need to because your brain doesn't really know how much you've eaten.

You usually end up over eating when you feel famished due to you not eating all day. If you go the whole day without breakfast or lunch then you will end up ending a large dinner to try and make up for it, so if you know you have trouble stopping to eat breakfast or lunch then prepare yourself by having healthy snacks around you to help satiate your appetite.

Your shopping habits may be leading to your overeating if you buy a lot of items in bulk. Bulk items usually have multiple servings and you feel you have plenty to use or eat. When you buy single serving items you tend to eat slower to savor your food and this is a much better way to eat. Think about the difference between having a big king size bag of chips or one of the single serving lunch bags of chips. If you have a large bag you will over eat the portion you should have but if you eat a smaller bag of chips you will be more mindful and eat slower.
Author Resource:- Westly has been writing articles for many years in a vast array of topics and not only does he write about online business, diet and health but also home appliances seen at bosch washing machines and work clothing seen at Dickies Scrubs .
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