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5 Sneaky Reasons You’re Overeating – and How to Stop

Learn how to overcome these diet saboteurs so you can reach your health goals.

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Scrolling through social media while you munch can cause you to overeat – even after you've logged off.
Scrolling through social media while you munch can cause you to overeat – even after you've logged off.
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Wondering why the scale won’t budge? You may need to pay more attention to your eating habits. Despite your best efforts, you may be taking in way too many calories each day – without even realizing it.

Unfortunately, the proliferation of fake “health” foods and distractions like social media has made it easier than ever to mindlessly munch. Here are five surprising reasons you’re overeating — plus, easy ways to stop.

1. You’re Tricked by “Healthy” Food Labels

When people see a food labeled as “healthy,” they think it’s less filling and eat more of it, according to research published in September 2015 in theJournal of the Association of Consumer Research. People in the study ate twice as much of a popcorn labeled “healthy” compared to one that was identified as “unhealthy,” even though it was the same product, says study author Jacob Suhr, assistant professor of marketing at Portland State University. The same study found that when people were told that a food is “nourishing,” they believed it was more filling and ate less of it.

Outsmart It:  The next time you see the word “healthy” on the menu, remember: Not everything labeled “healthy” is truly good for you or low-calorie. So, keep portion control in mind no matter what the label may say.

2. Your Kitchen is Too Cluttered and Chaotic

If the mess in your kitchen has gotten out-of-control, you could be putting yourself at risk of reaching for the cookie jar. According to research published in February 2019 in the journal ofEnvironment and Behavior, people eat more cookies in a kitchen that’s cluttered and disruptive (pots being clanged, chairs being moved, people interrupting) compared to an organized, quiet kitchen. Researchers think that a chaotic environment can cause stress, which then makes you want to nosh, especially on something sweet.

Outsmart It:Aside from keeping your kitchen calm and clean, use mind over matter: Researchers discovered that when they asked participants in the chaotic kitchen to write about a time when they felt in control, people ate less than when they were asked to think about an out-of-control situation. So before you dig in, recall a moment when you had all your ducks in a row so you can feel calm and in control.

3. You’re Sleep-Deprived

You’ve probably read that not getting enough sleep can increase your hunger hormone (ghrelin), but did you know that when you don’t get enough zzz’s, chemicals in the brain that are similar to cannabis (aka marijuana) are elevated throughout the day? The result: You have a harder time saying “no” to tasty food like chips and sugary snacks. A study published in March 1016 in the journal Sleepfound that when given access to snacks, volunteers who’d slept around four hours ate twice as much fat as when they had slept for about eight hours (this was just two hours after they’d eaten a normal-sized meal), says lead author Erin Hanlon, PhD, a research assistant professor of endocrinology at the University of Chicago’s department of medicine.

Outsmart It:Besides getting more shuteye, you can also set yourself up for healthy snacking success. The “munchies effect” was most powerful in the late afternoon and early evening. So if you’ve clocked a short night, be sure to have nutritious snacks on-hand (like fruit, veggies and hummus, or yogurt) that you can grab when your afternoon craving strikes.

4. You Scroll Through Social Media While You Munch

It’s a no-brainer that perusing Facebook or Twitter when you’re snacking can cause you to calorie-load. But surprisingly, spending time on social media can also lead you to eat moreafteryou’ve logged off, too.  found that users who spent time browsing the newsfeeds of close friends on Facebook ate more than those who scrolled through posts of “friends” whom they weren’t very close to. Even a 5-minute dose of social media resulted in more noshing afterwards. The reason? Researchers hypothesize that sharing information with close friends boosts self esteem, which in turn can lead to less self control when eating, says co-author Keith Wilcox, an associate professor of marketing at Columbia Business School in New York City.

Outsmart It:Of course, you don’t want to become a social media hermit — feeling connected to virtual pals is a good thing overall. But just being aware that you have a tendency to subconsciously channel a post-Facebook feel-good vibe into a nachos-a-thon can help you set limits. After leaving the screen for the table, be sure to monitor your intake and eat slowly so your brain has time to read those fullness signals before you’re achingly stuffed.

5. Your Body Never Feels Full

New research finds when you eat past the point of fullness, you short-circuit your body’s ability to feel full. In other words, overeating leads to more overeating. A study published in the May 2019 the journalNutrition and Diabetesfound that when mice ate a normal amount of calories, the hormone uroguanylin would travel from the intestine to the brain to produce a feeling of fullness. But when mice were overfed over a period of weeks, the production of uroguanylin shut down, so the brain never received the “I’m full” message. “We think that the role of overeating and the hormone uroguanylin in mice is similar in humans,” says lead author Scott Waldman, MD, professor of molecular pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Outsmart It:The trick is to find the sweet spot of feeling satisfied, but not gut-bustingly full.






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