Mindful Eating Programs and Training

Mindful Eating Programs and Training

What Are the Most Common Triggers for Overeating?

Michelle May

So far, over 30 people have responded to my recent question on Facebook:

What are your top three triggers for overeating?

We got a couple of funny ones; my favorite was “Forks, Spoons, and Knives.” Not surprisingly, there was quite a bit of overlap in the responses! Here’s a quick tally of the most common triggers based on this informal poll:

Stress, boredom, fatigue, appetizing food, and “emotions” came out on top. I asked a follow-up question and got a resounding YES!:

Would you like some short blog posts on dealing with some of the most common triggers?

So as promised, I am going to do a series of posts addressing these common triggers for overeating. The first post will give you an overarching strategy for dealing with any trigger; otherwise, you’ll deal with one trigger and a new one will appear! After all, when a craving doesn’t come from hunger, eating will never satisfy it! 





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2 thoughts on “What Are the Most Common Triggers for Overeating?”

  1. This is exactly what I need . . . stress is a huge trigger but so are hormones . . . and more so when they happen at the same time! Can’t wait for the next post.

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