How to Stop Overeating

Overeating happens to most people every now and then. Who hasn't reached for the antacids after a big meal at least once? Overeating is a big problem if you are trying to lose weight, though. If you find that you tend to overeat a lot, there are ways to stop so that you can drop pounds as well as this bad habit. Here are a few tips to get you started.

If you eat while watching TV or while using the computer, a whole bag of chips or box of cookies can disappear without you even realizing you did it. A good rule of thumb is not to eat when you are concentrating on something else. Savor every bite and concentrate on the food that is going into your mouth.

If you just love to snack in front of the tube, make sure to divide big bags of chips, pretzels, cookies, and candy into smaller, snack-sized portions. This will keep you from mindlessly diving deeper into the bag. Once your portion is gone, it's gone, and you won't keep reaching for more.

Another way to curb seconds and thirds is to buy it individually wrapped. You can't overeat if there is no more to eat.

When making dinners for the family, make sure that you only make enough to serve everyone one serving. Once again, you can't overeat if there is no more food to eat. If you have a ravenous husband or teen, this may not be possible. If you simply have to make extra food, leave it all in the kitchen. Have your family dish up their plates in the kitchen and take their plates to the table. This way the food isn't on the table within easy reach.

If you tend to dish too much food on your plate for your first serving, you may want to consider using a smaller plate. You can't dish up as much food if you don't have room for it.

Using these simple tips can make a huge difference in the amount of food that you consume. A smaller amount of food equals a smaller you. Also, try reading ebooks, such as Turbulence training review, to help you lose more weight.

The author, Aaron Patterson, went from couch potato to kickboxer in less than a year! His favorite passion is helping people get off their butts and start leading healthier, more active lives through his Website,