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Overcome Compulsive Overeating In 5 Easy Steps

Posted Mar 27 2010 7:07am

This is a guest post by Amy C.

People with compulsive overeating issues often get stuck on thoughts of food and eating. Compulsive behavioral pattern usually means being stuck in one form of thought or course of action. It is also known as cognitive inflexibility.

Individuals who gorge at night time are usually experiencing the compulsive over-eating issue. This issue is also associated with other issues like constantly worrying, holding grudges for a long time, and argumentative behavior.

Here are 5 easy steps to overcome Compulsive Eating:

  1. Compulsive overeating is caused by low levels of serotonin levels in brain. It usually gets worse with high-protein diets, energy drinks, and diet pills. Serotonin enhancing medications like Prozac, or Zoloft are helpful to balance your brain chemistry and overcome compulsions. Also consider supplements like 5-HTP and Vitamin B.
  2. If you are having problems going to sleep at night, try a warm glass of milk with a teaspoon or natural vanilla and few drops of agave nectar.
  3. Avoid argumentative conversations. Become conscious of your conversational patterns. Avoid the unconscious pattern of saying no or arguing with others.
  4. Exercising on a regular basis produces more serotonin in your brain and thereby increases your cognitive flexibility.
  5. Create conscious choices proactively. Have a variety of healthy foods available in your kitchen. This gives you choices and thereby gets you unstuck from the compulsive thinking or compulsive action that does not serve your health.

The biggest challenge in overcoming compulsive overeating is to get unstuck. Compulsive overeating is easy to overcome if it is brought in light through conscious thinking and proactive action plans.

**None of this should be considered professional health advice. Please consult your physician for health related issues. The information in this article is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.

Amy C. is an explorer of a conscious and healthy lifestyle. She is an indoor fountains artist. Amy enjoys designing calming and relaxing water fountains to create serenity filled indoors and gardens. Amy invites you to browse her mist fountain collection and learn about its powerful benefits.

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Post from: John Is Fit - Personal Weight Loss Blog

Overcome Compulsive Overeating In 5 Easy Steps

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