Overindulgence is one of the most common issues when it comes to food and eating habits. The wide variety and amount of food available can make it easy to eat more than necessary, and more importantly, overwhelm our digestive system.

The issues from overindulgence can be both immediate and long-term. In the short term, uncomfortable feelings of bloating, indigestion, and fatigue can arise with the long-term impacts affecting the gut wall causing intestinal issues, nutritional deficiencies, and more.

Ways to Reduce Overindulgence

Simple changes can reduce overindulgence and its impacts. Here a few easy changes to make to have more balanced meals.

1 – Correcting Deficiencies 

Low levels of certain vitamins and minerals can lead to ongoing cravings, e.g. those low in iron may crave stimulating foods, or those low in magnesium may search for high sugar foods. Simply getting enough of these nutrients can reduce cravings.

2 – Hydration 

Dehydration or not being able to sufficiently absorb water can lead to overconsumption of high fat and carbohydrate foods instead.

3 – Getting enough Macronutrients (Fibre, Fat, and Protein)

Similar to dehydration, not eating enough of the main food groups can lead to overindulgence of one specific food, e.g. a lack of protein could lead to multiple servings of junk food. Although hunger may be reduced, the cravings can be ongoing, as the body still has not received the food group it was after.

4 – Exercise 

Besides distracting from boredom-fueled overeating, exercise can also help reduce an appetite-stimulating hormone called ghrelin.

5 – Sleep 

Sleep deprivation not only leads to a lack of energy and a search for high energy/less healthy options but it also imbalances the hormones and brain chemicals that help us feel satisfied and satiated.

Benefits of Enterosgel

Enterosgel, a silica-based binder, can reduce the impact of overindulgence on a number of levels.

Before meals

Taking Enterosgel before meals can help ensure a feeling of fullness and more awareness of the digestive system leading to less overindulgence when mealtime arrives.

After meals

Following meals, Enterosgel can provide a soothing sensation to the digestive tract lining for anyone who may experience discomfort.

Enterosgel is also able to absorb any harmful components from microbes and harmful food particles that may be causing bloating, constipation, food poisoning, and more.

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