An occasional cheat meal is okay and could help keep you motivated to continue eating healthy and clean. However, if that turns into every weekend or worst every day, that a totally different story. That cannot only mess all your hard work at the gym but it can also result to other problems.
1. Overeating Can Soften Your Six-Pack
It doesn’t matter if you overeat for just one day or every day, your body will still transform extra calories into fats. So don’t be surprised if your ripped six-pack abs starts turning into flab.
2. Overeating Nudges You Closer To Diabetes
If you don’t wanna end up taking insulin forever, you have to watch how you eat because overeating makes you develop diabetes too. The extra body fat that comes about as a result of overeating does more than just make your pants feel tight. It can also lead to insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes that occurs when cells are unable to convert blood glucose into energy.
3. Overeating Can Mess With That “Full” Feeling
As your weight increases, your perception of fullness changes as well. This means if before you feel satisfied after 2 cups of rice, eventually that may turn into 3 to 4 cups before you feel full if you’re in constant state of overeating.
4. You’ll Feel Exhausted
Notice how you feel so awake after eating even if it’s already midnight? That’s because your body is still working trying to burn what you just ate. What happens then is that you find it difficult to sleep so you end up feeling tired the next day even if you got 8 hours of sleep. When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, the hormones that regulate hunger become altered; this can increase hunger and trigger bouts of overeating.
5. Overeating Stresses Your Cardiovascular System
After a large, fatty meal, the body is flooded with insulin, which makes it more difficult for the coronary arteries to relax. Aside from that eating and digesting large amounts of food also cause the release of the stress hormone norepinephrine, which increases heart rate and blood pressure. These reactions then result to the formation of a clot that can block a blood vessel, triggering a heart attack or stroke.
Chiropractic care may be focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine but chiropractors here in Singapore understands that patients are so much more than just spine. This is why they always say that they aim not just to relieve pain but to improve your overall health. In order to achieve that, you need to feed your body healthy foods that contain vitamins and nutrients from vegetables, fruits, lean meat, whole grains, and healthy fats.
But more importantly, you also have to keep everything in moderation. Otherwise, it’s still overeating even if your diet consists of vitamins and nutrients from vegetables, fruits, lean meat, whole grains, and healthy fats.