6. Vomiting and Nausea
Feelings of nausea after a large meal could be your body telling you that you need to stop. As an even clearer sign — If you find you are vomiting after meals, then you need to address your overeating promptly. Vomiting can be an indication of damage to the digestive tract.
7. Hungry Minutes After Eating
The more that you overeat, the more distorted reality becomes. After eating a meal, your stomach is unable to tell if it is full. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), when you eat a larger than normal meal, the stomach gets its wires crossed and sends signals that you are still hungry. This is a clear indication that your body has temporarily lost the ability to understand what fullness means.
Now that you have a better understanding of these seven indicators of overeating, you can identify the warning signs and make changes. That uncomfortable bloated feeling in your stomach is the first warning sign. Pay close attention and you can make small adjustments to get back on the right path. Not only does overeating affect how you feel, it can lead to diabetes, clogged arteries, and significant weight gain. Listen to your body the next time you sit down to eat.