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How Much is Too Much Food?

We all hear on how important it is to control our food portions when we eat, and I think I may know exactly why this is true. Not only can it make you gain weight and make you feel weighed down and low in energy, but it may even make you feel like you can't breath!

At least that is what happened to me the other night. I am pretty sure that my problem was that I overate myself into a point of feeling totally sick and having trouble breathing when I laid down. Someone told me that it sounded like a form of acid reflux. Whatever it was, it really scared me.

It kind of felt like my throat was closing up when I lay down. Sort of this gaggy type of feeling. Earlier that day, I had a footlong sub from Subway, which isn't highly unusual for me. But the bad part is that I ate a whole bag of potato chips right after that. I didn't mean to. I was watching 'Once Upon a Time' at the same time and next thing I know it was gone. Those darn kettle chips are so good! Of course, then I was really thirsty, so I drank two bottles of water right after that.

I really, really need to stop eating so much. The problem is that I don't eat at work and by the time I come home I am starving. Hopefully, that never happens again. I was beginning to think something was terribly wrong.

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SLGarcia wrote on November 4, 2014, 1:13 PM

I used to do the same thing - a really bad way to eat. It does sound like acid reflux.

tinamarie wrote on November 4, 2014, 2:21 PM

You should try eating 5 small meals per day. Make your servings the size of the palm of your hand. Never go without eating during the day. For the reflux try antacid or a teaspoon of vinegar.

Scorpie wrote on November 4, 2014, 3:00 PM

Drink a 12-ounce glass of water or other unsweetened beverage before eating. This will help you cut back on the chow.

AngelSharum wrote on November 4, 2014, 5:01 PM

It could be the grease/fat content in the chips that did it and not how much you ate. Followed by too much water at one time. Hope it doesn't happen again.

Cherokee wrote on November 4, 2014, 5:23 PM

That's the problem is that when I am working, sometimes we get so busy that it's hard to get away when you are starving.

Cherokee wrote on November 4, 2014, 5:24 PM

Yeah, I have a tendency to drink water after I eat rather than the healthy way of doing it. I don't even like drinking during the meal. It is always afterwards.

MegL wrote on November 5, 2014, 5:45 PM

Yes, too much to eat at one time does weigh you down. It can press on your other organs and make it feel hard to breathe. I have the same problem. My mouth gets bored and it likes to eat, even when my stomach isn't hungry. emoticon :sad: It's why i prefer to be on a low carb diet because that doesn't seem to happen as much but at the moment, I am eating a "normal" diet. Must get back to low carb or even try paleo or dukan diet.