overeating overeating  /ˈoʊ və ˈri tɪŋ/


  • (n) eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)



  1. For this reason, many scientists think insulin's ride on the blood-sugar roller coaster may be a stimulus for overeating and, as a result, weight gain.
  2. Such problems may be exacerbated by impulsive behaviors: overeating or substance abuse; suicide attempts; intentional self-injury.
  3. More than half of us are overweight; we spend something like $94 billion annually treating ailments related to overeating.



  1. "We're finding that portion size can influence intake as much as taste," said Brian Wansink, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing and of Applied Economics at Cornell. "Large packages and containers can lead to overeating foods we do not...
    on Nov 9, 2005 By: Brian Wansink Source: Newswise (press release)

  2. "Highly concentrated starches and sugars promote overeating, and the granddaddy of them all is sugar-sweetened beverages," said Ludwig, who runs the Optimal Weight for Life Program at Children's Hospital in Boston.
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: David Ludwig Source: CNN

  3. "I think we've created a culture that encourages overeating and discourages physical activity," Hill said.
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: James Hill Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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