You can stop overeating, and here’s how
If you find yourself eating at times when you’re not even hungry, you’re not alone – almost 60 per cent of Canadian adults are now overweight or obese and overeating is the number one cause, says Richard Béliveau, chair for cancer prevention and treatment at the University of Quebec in Montreal and author of Eating Well, Living Well (McClelland & Stewart).
“Forget about all the diets and the stupidity written about sugar, fat and protein,” he says. “If you gain weight it’s because you’re eating too many calories compared to what you’re burning.” (Try this morning drink, you’ll burn calories all day long.)
Sounds simple enough, yet many of us continue to consume more calories than we need. Here are some reasons why you may be overeating and solutions to help you overcome them.