There are many reasons that people continue eating after they are no longer hungry. Here’s the short list:
- You don’t recognize satiation cues. You don’t recognize that you’re no longer hungry until you are past full.
- It bothers you to leave food on your plate. The reasons for this can run deep, as you’ll soon see.
- The food tastes good and you want to continue experiencing that. But what aren’t you paying attention to?
- You are in the grip of compulsion. You don’t want it, it doesn’t taste good, but you can’t stop.