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Why do we overeat?

Why do we overeat?
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Why do women overeat?  Most of the time women overeat simply because they are bored. 30% of women eat too much food because they are sad. When you eat too much because of a stressful event such as a romantic breakup, it's sometimes called "emotional eating." 9% of women reach for food when they are happy.

Here are the top 5 reasons why we overeat:

  • Stress.
  • Anxiety.
  • Genes, you have seen your parents overeat all your life
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Esteem
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