Obesity is something very common worldwide and has taken a strong grip over a major portion of the population. People from different demographics and psychological states are being victim of this.
The prominent terms thrown around these days are “anorexia nervosa” and “bulimia” which are the common eating disorders.
The main cause to these eating disorders is an overall restriction to eating food, purge after eating, and starvation or binge eating. This not just causes disorder but also causes severe damage to our body as it is directly related to anxiety, hypertension, depression and cardiovascular health.
What emotional disorders are the main causes of overeating?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-
There is an eating disorder wherein a person feels that food is the only way out from a problematic situation. Herein a person is frequently marked with an obsession for food as a way to create manipulation and control.
The eating disorder has the common outlook of either increasing or decreasing the quantity of food to be consumed drastically. Therefore, if a person is obsessed with his physical appearance and looks fat, looking slim is perfect. And to look slim, reducing the quantity of food consumption drastically is the only viable solution to him.
The subjects try to take a control over their body shape which is in a way good but if it is symbolizing an eating disorder, it can be a major problem.
These obsessions and compulsions in behaviors reflect on the eating habits and can easily spread to other areas of life.
The Common Reasons behind Overeating
- Beat the Anxiety-
Some subjects who are nervous or anxious eat more to overcome this hype.
- Childhood Overeating Habits-
At times the practice can be deep rooted and attributed to their childhood habit. They become dependent on eating food in their infant stages. This might be because of the parental behavior wherein a mother feels that if a baby is crying, he would definitely be hungry.
- Eating to Fill the Emptiness of Life-
Some of the subjects eat more so as to fill the void in life. They tend to eat almost all the time and not feel satisfied ever. For these when their lives are going from a good period wherein they are happy, they do not overeat. But again in their tough times when there is certain emptiness they revert back to their overeating habits.
So make sure you end this craving and eat only as much as your body requires and stay fit and healthy.