Tips to Avoid Overeating
By Dr. Marlin Hoover
After all the recent holiday indulgences and Valentine’s sweets, it’s time to get back on track with healthy, nutritious, satisfying, and more forgiving choices. Moderation is the key when it comes to special treats! If you’re struggling with overeating, help is available.
“Overeating carries health risks, but there’s help available.”
I was recently interviewed by the Las Cruces Sun News about how to avoid overeating.
“To kick off 2014, and hold fast to new get-fit resolutions, Hoover recommends focusing on the positive reasons for diet modification, like the benefits of feeling more vibrant and energetic, being able to be more physically and socially [active], and getting better rest at night.
To put your best fitness foot forward, Hoover said…” (read whole article here, including tips to avoid overeating)
Local Help for Overeaters
The article above discusses seeking local help, and specifically the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) group in Las Cruces. Having the support of others who understand your struggle can be very helpful. There are also OA groups in the Tinley Park area:
- United Faith Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, Saturdays at 8:30am, 708-489-8020
- Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, 4955 W. 158th St., Oak Forest, Wednesdays at 7:30pm, 708-606-4359
Hoover & Associates has also recently shared information about easy to access diet modification resources, in a previous blog post.
Some people may have already tried a lot of the ideas listed above. If you feel that your efforts have been unsuccessful, and would like more help, then therapy is also available. For example, at Hoover & Associates, one of the services we offer is modification of health related behaviors, including overeating.