Knowing the difference between physical and emotional hunger can be tough, especially if you struggle with emotional eating or an eating disorder. Here are some tips for listening to what your body needs.
How to stop overeating when you’re already full. Have you ever eaten, acknowledged that you were full, but then continued to eat some more? And then felt SO FULL that you could barely walk and only wanted to lie down and sleep? You might also have uttered something like ‘why did I eat so much’ while clutching at your stomach and popping the button on your jeans, secretly wishing you wore your ‘Joey’ pants.
"The good news is that mindful eating can help binge eaters as well as many other eating issues. During the past 20 years, studies have found that mindful eating can help you to 1) reduce overeating and binge eating, 2) lose weight and reduce your body mass index (BMI), 3) cope with chronic eating problems such as anorexia and bulimia, and reduce anxious thoughts about food and your body and 4) improve the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. Thus, it has many benefits!"