overeat overeat  /ˈoʊ və ˌrit/


  • (v) overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself


  1. In mice that are programmed to overeat and mice that are fed fatty diets, high levels of osteocalcin prevented both obesity and diabetes.
  2. Swithers stops short of saying that the animals in her study were compelled to overeat to compensate for phantom calories.
  3. Now that their rice bowls runneth over, they have an all-too-human tendency to overeat.


  • Overeating has unhealthy consequences

    Portion control is key in the fight to lose weight, or not gain it in the first place. / Getty Images / Comstock Images Dietitian Robyn Flipse offers these tips to help curb the desire to overeat: • Be mindful: “When we eat with distractions, we often don’t even remember that we ate or else we may feel like we didn’t eat that much, so we keep on eating.”
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Journal News


  1. "An organic label gives a food a 'health halo,'" said study coauthor Brian Wansink, Cornell University professor and author of the book Marketing Nutrition, to Science Daily. "It's the same basic reason people tend to overeat any snack food...
    on Apr 29, 2010 By: Brian Wansink Source: Eat, Drink and Be (blog)

  2. "This is the first time I got that kind of deal," Chestnut said with pride. "It makes perfect sense, though. You know, sometimes I overeat."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Joey Chestnut Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "It's not an excuse to overeat," Sinclair said.
    on Nov 1, 2006 By: David Sinclair Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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untenable untenable
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