Reporting from Insider, Sunday (27/9/2020), overeating or eat too much is defined as the situation of taking in excess amounts of food.
According to Robert Glatter, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health says eating too much is related to how much the body needs to eat and how we can handle it.
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The last bite signals too much eating
Eating too much is subjective to the body and relies on a few key details. These include body composition, age, height, how much you move throughout the day, sleep patterns, medical conditions, and even health goals.
This composition needs to be considered when measuring how much food to consume.
This was revealed by a dietitian and diabetes educator, Grace Derocha from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
“Individuals can measure how much (food) by combining food journals, portion control, and measurement with awareness and intuitive eating,” explains Derocha.
Derocha added that using this tactic can learn the difference between when the body is full or satisfied, even when hungry, it will help strengthen control when too much is consumed.
So, how to find out when to stop eating?
The body will know our moment eat too much at the last bite. For example suddenly in the middle of a bite experiencing ‘hot flash‘, even though the food consumed is not spicy.
Derocha says the sensation has nothing to do with it, but it could be sign of eating too much. The reason is that the body temperature starts to rise when too much food enters digestion.