Overeating & obesity share an obvious link. But the effects of overeating go beyond just physical health. It can hamper your mental health, self-esteem, family life, social life & professional life, too.
Why you should avoid Over-Eating?
Here are the 10 shocking things which would definitely put your compulsive overeating, or emotional, to an end.
1. Harms your Tummy
Your tummy is just the size of your closed fist. Yes! So, do you still feel that you should be eating that super-sized burger with that extra-large portion of French Fries & not to forget the large glass of Cola? If your answer is yes, then you’re wrong. You are forcing your stomach to stretch beyond its actual capacity. This, in turn, will cause an upset tummy, followed by discomfort, heartburn, nausea, bloating, belching, & farting.
2. Emotional Distress &Unhappiness
Overeating is known to trigger emotional distress. If you start looking for emotional fulfillment in your food, you will never be able to meet your emotional requirements, even after you are full! No matter how much you eat, you will still feel like your life is missing something. This, in turn, will prompt you to eat more & more to tackle this sense of emptiness, which will ultimately lead to obesity & other health issues.
3. leads to Wight Gain & Obesity
Overeating, as we mentioned above, causes unwanted weight gain, & over a period of time makes you obese. &, this is especially true when it comes to the emotional eating. In an attempt to ease your emotions, you tend to indulge in binge eating. &, you opt for calorie-laden delights, such as high sugar foods & deep-fried delicacies, which means you will be filling your body with unhealthy kinds of stuff. This, in turn, puts you at a higher risk of obesity.
4. Diabetes at your Doorstep
This is yet another scary effect of indulging in overeating. Many times, the body loses the potential to ingest & metabolize the sugar present in it. The excess levels of sugar, when left un-metabolized, often causes a spike in insulin levels. This, in turn, invites diabetes.
5. Leads to Organ Malfunctioning
Overeating can lead to multiple organ failure & this is no scare tactic! Your stomach, liver, kidney, as well as other vital organs involved in the process of digestion, are subjected to straining when you overeat, leading to damage, & ultimately organ failure.
6. You will suffer from Skin Issues
If you suffer from skin breakouts, you can blame it on all those oily foods you consume every day! Apart from that, high sugar levels too can erode the moisture from your skin. Dehydrated skin is the fertile ground for various skin conditions, including eczema.
When the skin loses nutrients, it easily comes under the attack of free radicals that trigger the early onset of aging. So, if you keep indulging in an unhealthy diet, be ready for wrinkles & fine lines!
7. Higher risk of Infertility
Women, in particular, suffer from infertility issues due to binge eating. It is a vicious cycle where you start binging due to your infertility troubles. This, in turn, worsens the condition & the cycle continues. Your menstrual cycle might be disturbed; you might develop Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Your fertility levels dip to an all-time low. Just make sure that you do not succumb to emotional stress & look out for comfort foods to avoid these issues.
8. Your Social Image will be at Stake
Studies have proven that obese & overweight people have lower levels of self-esteem than a slim person. Once again, it is a cyclic process. People try to compensate for this social image damage by overeating, deteriorating the conditions even more.
9. Leads to Hair Loss
Overeating could drain the nutrients from your body & vitamin deficiency, in turn, triggers various hair & scalp conditions, dandruff, flaky scalp, including hair loss, & so on.
10. Higher risk of Cardiovascular Disease
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 & blocks the smooth flow of blood, which contributes to various cardiovascular conditions, including atherosclerosis & cardiac arrest.