Many people struggle with their weight due to overeating. Aside from being surrounded by temptingly delicious food, some people struggle with stress eating that can also further complicate their weight problems. Aside from these there are also other surprising reasons that can be linked to people overeating and their weight. Here are just some of them.
Fitness Food Boom
Although it may not directly be associated with an individual’s overeating problem, the popularity of fitness food consumption may also be a reason why many people developed an overeating problem. Marketers have taken advantage of the fitness food boom in order to push food products that people may consider to help them stay fit. A recent study indicates that when people consume fitness-branded food products, they tend to exercise less and eat more. The belief that they are eating food that can make them fit tend to let a person’s guard down when it comes to watching out what they consume. It is a surprising reason that can lead people to overeat.
Drinking alcohol may also be another reason why people tend to overeat. Alcohol can have an effect on the brain that can influence a person’s choice to eat or not. A recent study by researchers at Texas Tech University indicates that alcohol can make women more sensitive to the smell of food and then tend to make them increase their caloric intake. The effect of alcohol in reducing a person’s inhibitions can also cause them to eat more of the food in front of them.
Getting married is another surprising reason why people tend to overeat. A new European study found out that, while married couples generally start to eat healthier, they also tend to become less active. This can have an effect on their weight. Married couples had higher BMI levels compared to singles, regardless of gender. This seems to be true in every country covered by the study. It also corroborates another US study regarding marriage and weight. This study found out that women who get married in their early 20’s gain an average of 24 pounds while men getting married at the same age group gain an average of 30 pounds.