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Why do obese people overeat?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many obese people have inherited abnormalities in the complex pathways that help signal them that they are satiated: They lack the cues to stop eating when they're full. It can help to take small portions and/or to eat only half of what's being served to try to work around this problem with satiety signals. Reducing your food intake a little bit every day (100 calories), which can be done without the insatiable hunger that usually sabotages most diets, will help reduce weight gain and promote weight loss.
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