Avoid Overeating at All Costs - Here's Why

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It’s basically common sense that overeating is bad for you. Based on new research, there could be worse consequences than potentially gaining weight. Unfortunately, even if you put in hard work to fight weight gain, you could be doing a number on your body by taking extra bites you don’t need. We’ve all done it, but here’s how it could screw up your health.

1. Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

Overeating puts you at the risk of developing various cardiovascular issues. Excessive fats will get deposited in the arteries. This, in turn, clogs the arteries and blocks the smooth flow of blood, which contributes to various cardiovascular conditions, including atherosclerosis and cardiac arrest.

2. You’ll Feel Exhausted

If you tend to binge on chips and ice cream when you watch TV after dinner, you don’t just need to worry about the extra calories. Overeating, especially around bedtime, can negatively impact sleep. When you overindulge, your body is working on overdrive to try and break down the food. But if your body is working when you’re trying to sleep, it’s not being signaled to shut down for the night. This sets off a vicious cycle: When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, the hormones that regulate hunger become altered, which can increase hunger and trigger bouts of overeating, according to University of Washington findings.

3. You Might Have Heartburn

Your stomach makes hydrochloric acid to break down food. More food, more acid to irritate lining of stomach and creep into esophagus. This is what leads to a burning sensation and discomfort.

4. Your Hormones Become Imbalanced

Anyone with a hormone or thyroid problem knows how easy it is to throw your hormones out of whack, and a big meal can do just that. Leptin is a hormone that your fat cells make. Its job is to control your hunger cues. When you eat too much or too fast, you could miss the signal that leptin is trying to get to your brain by telling you, “Hey, stop eating! I’m full!” This causes you to make produce more leptin until you finally start to listen to your hunger cues (by then, it’s usually too late). Eventually, your body begins to give up and starts to become resistant to your leptin levels, which makes it harder for you to recognize when you’re full.

5. Weight Gain And Obesity

Overeating causes unwanted weight gain, and over a period of time makes you obese. And, this is especially true when it comes to emotional eating. In an attempt to ease your emotions, you tend to indulge in binge eating. And, you opt for calorie-laden delights, such as high sugar foods and deep fried delicacies, which means you will be filling your body with unhealthy stuffs. This, in turn, puts you at a higher risk of obesity.

6. Overeating Nudges You Closer To Diabetes

The extra body fat that comes about as a result of overeating does more than just make your pants feel tight. It can also lead to insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes that occurs when cells are unable to convert blood glucose into energy. And we’re not talking about months or years down the line, either. You can become insulin-resistant in a matter of days. In one Science Translational Medicine study, six healthy men ate 6,000 calories per day and stayed on bed rest for seven days. After just two days of extreme binge eating, all of the study participants had developed insulin resistance. Though the researchers hypothesized the men’s blood sugar issues would resolve after they returned to their regular diets and fitness routines, they argued that if the men were to continue to eat in excess, they would develop full-blown diabetes.

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Photo by Anton Porsche on Unsplash It's basically common sense that overeating is bad for you. Based on new research, there could be worse consequences than potentially gaining weight. Unfortunately, even if you put in hard work to fight weight gain, you could be doing a number on your body by taking extra...
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