Join Gold Coast Health and Fitness

The perils of overeating

We are going to specifically look at the issues with your pancreas and insulin production when you overeat.
It is obvious what happens when you habitually overeat however you may not be aware of the issues of eating a lot in one sitting compared to 3 balanced meals per day.

"Try to aim for 3 balanced meals a day as overeating disrupts the migrating motor complex that helps to keep bacteria in the correct area of the digestive tract. Overeating also places extra burden on the pancreas by having to continuously produce insulin."

source: Is Your Tummy Giving you Grief

Your Pancreas and Overeating

Consuming excess food triggers your pancreas to go into overdrive and produce extra insulin to process the larger sugar load and remove it from your bloodstream.

Your pancreas will continue to produce insulin until your brain indicates blood sugar levels are safe again. However by the time the brain stops the production of insulin too much sugar has been removed from your blood and the cycle continues.

Sugar Addiction Perpetual Cycle

Sugar addiction

There are a lot of hidden sugars in processed foods.

The World Health Organisation recommends adults consume less than 25g or 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day for optimal health benefits (there is about 4 grams of sugar in one teaspoon).
Children should have even less. A four year old should have less than three teaspoons of sugar a day, while under the age of two, kids should have no added sugar.
An average 330ml can of sweet fizzy drink can have between nine and 11 teaspoons of sugar in it - well over the daily quota of sugar for an adult in one drink.

source: SBS Exactly How Sugar is Harming us and Our Kids

Beautiful Woman Drinking Softdrink

So when you see advertising of people drinking softdrink this is in fact an unhealthy habit.

Solution: Dilute your softdrink down

We know sugar is addictive, and as mentioned above 1 can of soft drink is over the World Health Recommendations - why not dilute your softdrink?

Your brain will quickly adjust - on relative terms you will be getting some sugar but not at damaging levels. When your brain does adjust you may never look at a can of softdrink the same again.

Simply buy soda and treat the softdrink as you would cordial.

Emotional Eating: refer to our article Is Food to Blame

Other Articles

03/08/2020 What happens to the brains of stressed people? »
08/07/2020 Car Crash Scamming Now a Crime »
17/04/2020 Health issues with cockroaches »
19/12/2019 Neuroscience of Mindfulness »
06/12/2019 Anxiety - Resisting Growth »
13/11/2019 Recovering from a Motor Vehicle Accident »
31/10/2019 Knowing your limitations »
31/07/2019 Mindfulness in the workplace and home »
19/06/2019 How healthy are your business practices? »
10/06/2019 Stiff upper lip »
04/06/2019 Getting un-stung by your credit card »
20/05/2019 Yoga and Karate »
18/03/2019 What is the NDIS? »
13/03/2019 Is Marriage Equality a 50-50 Split? »
06/03/2019 The relationship between Yoga and Meditation »
13/11/2018 Stress »
20/11/2017 Hokkaido Pumpkins »
25/08/2017 Are you sitting at your desk properly? »
09/06/2017 Tennis Court Dreaming »
03/03/2017 Is Food to Blame? »
03/02/2017 Appointment Booking System »
09/12/2016 How Procrastinating feeds Emotional Eating »
22/11/2016 Emotional Eaters! »
22/06/2016 Perfection doesn't exist »
12/06/2016 Diets Don't Work »
13/07/2015 Height Adjustable Desk »
31/10/2013 Healthy Hair »
31/10/2013 Fresh Breath »
08/07/2013 Gold Coast Marathon 2013 »
27/03/2013 Is Chocolate good for you? »
04/03/2013 Kill the pests not your family »
11/12/2012 Prolonged Sitting Not Healthy »
13/11/2012 Is Mould Harming Your Health? »
23/01/2012 The importance of Yoga »
06/12/2011 Yoga vs Pilates »
05/08/2011 Pelvic-Floor exercises for men »
12/07/2011 Why we get Fat »
08/06/2011 Retreat in Phuket »
17/05/2011 How to Sleep better »
10/01/2011 Conscious Pregnancy with Kundalini Yoga »
05/01/2011 The benefits of Barley Grass powder »
13/12/2010 Alfalfa the father of all foods »
30/09/2010 Regaining your beauty »
24/05/2010 How does spray tanning work? »
11/02/2010 Is Boxing healthy for you »
29/01/2010 Gold Coast Markets »
03/01/2010 Organic Ice Tea a Healthy Alternative »
01/12/2009 Is Coffee ruining your Health »
13/11/2009 How much excercise for this much food »
13/09/2009 Gold Coast wins World Cup Triathlon »
15/06/2009 The Yoga Warrior Poses »
25/04/2009 Why join Gold Coast Health? »