Some people are just eaters. They eat for comfort and joy and then when they’re full, they eat some more. Others eat to satiate a craving or to fill a need. There are people who simply don’t eat for pleasure; they eat when they are sad, tired, hungry or simply because they are eating with a purpose. Regardless, of the type of eater you are, eating disorders should be taken very seriously.
Anorexics tend to have issues with overeating due to stress. They feel that they are inadequate to eat even when they are already full. They eat less and when they do eat, they eat very little. Because they are so obsessed with food, they believe that they cannot eat less. This causes people to eat less until they are malnourished.
Bulimics eat when they are depressed and very sad, even if they are already very thin. Someone who is bulimic will usually eat very little but at the same time to purge themselves of the food in their stomach as fast as possible by vomiting it back up. These people usually weigh less than the average person because they are targeting what they eat too quickly. Someone who is not a bulimic but eats the same amount of calories as bulimics does not have any extra weight. It’s basically starving to death. Someone with a bulimia eating disorder will go through phases where they will eat much more than they normally would.
Many people who have a low-fat diet plan are purging themselves by eating very little. They usually eat a little here and a little there and then they gain back all of the lost calories by vomiting it back up. A low calorie diet is the worst thing for anyone trying to lose weight. It will help people eat much more than necessary and at the same time, they will be regurgitating it back up.
Eating smaller portions is a good way to start. You should try to eat five to six small meals a day instead of the customary three large meals people have. This will help you feel full much quicker so that you can curb your appetite. Try to eat smaller meals that include a couple of meats, lots of vegetables and a protein shake or two. This will help you eat less and feel better at the same time. Most people need to eat less than sixteen ounces of food a day to lose weight and stay in shape.
If you find yourself vomiting a lot after eating, stop eating immediately. You should also try to get into a regular routine of sleeping at the same time every night. This will keep you from feeling tired during the day and will make you eat less. Another way to lose weight and keep it off is to exercise. It doesn’t matter how often you do it, just doing thirty minutes a day will get you off your butt and back on the path to being healthy.