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Sheryl Kraft

Sheryl Kraft, a freelance writer and breast cancer survivor, was born in Long Beach, New York. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband Alan and dog Chloe, where her nest is empty of her two sons Jonathan. Sheryl writes articles and essays on breast cancer and contributes to a variety of publications and websites where she writes on general health and wellness issues. She earned her MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005.

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Are You Overeating?
Are You Overeating?

Why We Overeat

Do you often keep eating even when you know you're not hungry? Find out some reasons why you may be overeating.

Menopause & Aging Well

Have you ever gotten into that sort of "zone" where you just keep eating without paying attention to your hunger cues?

Read more about 5 Easy Ways to Curb Mindless Snacking.

We all do it. We overeat, despite the fact that we're full; despite the fact that our bodies have had enough.

Yet, we continue to eat past the point of hunger. The reasons are as varied as the types of food that line the shelves of the supermarket.

"We live in an environment surrounded by food, and our brains are constantly being prodded to eat it," says Susan Roberts, PhD, a professor of nutrition at Tufts University and founder of the online iDiet weight management program.

Some culprits:

  • Overestimating the calorie burn of exercise

  • Eating out too much

  • Skimping on sleep

  • Eating too much of foods labeled "healthy"

  • Not getting enough healthy fats

I dug into the research and interviewed a lot of health experts for this article that appears in Parade Magazine. Take a look—maybe you'll find some ways to make simple changes to your routine and kick overeating to the curb!

More food for thought:
How Realistic Are Your Exercise and Weight-Loss Goals?
What's Getting in the Way of Your Weight Loss?
Weight Lifting Myths
Five Easy Ways to Curb Mindless Snacking

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