Do You Overeat When Distracted?

Do You Overeat When Distracted?

Distractions can cause you to overeat—here’s how you can eat more mindfully.

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0:00 Do you overeat when distracted?
0:46 Why you eat more when you’re distracted
1:16 How to eat more mindfully
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In this video, we’re going to talk about why you overeat when you’re distracted.

I’ve talked about the many reasons many people overeat in the past, such as:
• Flavorings (especially processed foods)
• Sugar
• Empty calories
• Boredness
• Stress

But what I haven’t talked about yet are distractions. Distractions can be a major cause of overeating for many people.

When you eat while watching tv or using your cellphone, your awareness declines. You become unaware of when you’re satisfied or full. In turn, you often overeat and experience symptoms like weight gain, indigestion, and bloating.

Why do you eat more when you’re distracted? Your brain and digestive system work on a feedback loop. When you get the nutrients your body needs, your digestive system lets your brain know that it’s time to stop eating.

When you’re distracted, or you consume empty calories (substances that don’t have the nutrients that complete the feedback loop), this feedback loop is interrupted.

Here’s what you can do to eat more mindfully:

1. Stay aware — always focus on eating when you’re eating (instead of the TV) and check in with your body frequently, so you notice when you’re full.

2. Chew longer — try chewing 100 times before you swallow.

3. Have shelled nuts — if you have to de-shell your nuts, it’s much more difficult to get distracted and over-indulge.

4. Use chopsticks — chopsticks may help you take smaller bites and take more time between bites.

5. Set a limit — don’t allow yourself to go for a second plate, and don’t over-fill your plate.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching. I hope this helped explain why you overeat when you’re distracted and how you can eat more mindfully. I’ll see you in the next video.

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