Overeating has been an issue in our family. I tend to do it when I find something I really love the flavor of. One of my favorite is the vegan buffalo chick’n strips at Whole Foods. I overeat every single time, even when I try to prepare against it I tend to eat until I am stuffed. Plus I get a stomachache due to the spiciness but that’s for another topic for another time.
My oldest son tends to overeat more often than our other two but that’s because his appetite has grown as well as his tastebuds. Whenever we overeat in our family we go for our essential oils. We do laps around our belly buttons, it helps the kids apply essential oils for themselves which empowers them to use them as needed rather than relying on me or my wife. We start with DigestZen in a roller bottle mixed with fractionated coconut oil, then we apply Tamer (a new roller bottle in the Kids Collection) and finally apply a pre-made roller bottle blend for overeating or we use Peppermint. This combination calms the tummy, allows for a bowel movement if necessary or releases some pent up gas. Either way there is relief.
The following was published by doTERRA in their Science Blog. Enjoy!
In a study aimed at examining variance in portion size, perceived intake, and anticipated consumption guilt (ACG), researchers presented 186 participants with various food choices. For breakfast, the participants were offered both a standard cereal and a cereal labeled as “healthy,” but both cereals were actually the same. Later with lunch, participants were offered a side of coleslaw, one bowl unlabeled and the other labeled as “healthy.” Again, both options were actually the same. Portions were measured and following the completion of the meals, participants were asked to complete a questionnaire about the experience. The participants who opted for the cereal and coleslaw labeled as “healthy” consumed larger portions, but perceived the portions to have fewer calories than the standard version and experienced less consumption guilt. Researchers theorized that labeling things as “healthy” provides consumers with a false sense of reality. While the label may actually refer to added vitamins and minerals or the core ingredients coming from a different source, consumers assume that it also means lower calories, which can encourage larger portions and better feelings about consumption.