3 Dangers of Overeating This Christmas

What are the effects of overeating?

  1. Bloating and excess gas
  2. Indigestion
  3. Excessive weight gain that can lead to obesity

 

Christmas is almost here. That usually means gifts, Christmas parties, and lots of eating. Eating plenty of food is so synonymous with Christmas that many people are already expecting to gain some extra pounds for the holidays. However, this can pose a health risk, especially if you overeat. The effects of overeating are seemingly overlooked during Christmas, but if you care about your health then you should take the time to know what it can do to your body.

 

Bloating and excess gas

Asian Woman Holding Belly

Isa sa mga epekto ng labis na pag-kain ay ang bloating o ang pag-ipon ng hangin sa iyong tiyan. Karaniwang sinasamahan ito ng pananakit ng tiyan, pag-dighay, at pag-utot o ‘flatulence’.

Karaniwan din itong tinatawag na kabag, ngunit importanteng malaman na ang kabag ay iba sa bloating na dulot ng sobrang pag-kain. Ang kabag ay tinatawag na ‘gastritis’ sa Ingles at ito ay ang pamamaga ng tiyan dahil sa impeksyon na dulot ng bakterya.

Bloating and excess gas is only temporary, usually lasting less than a day to two days at most, but it can cause discomfort to those who experience it. You can take over-the-counter medicine to treat it, but cutting back on the food will certainly help.

 

Indigestion

Asian man in suit clutching belly

Indigestion o impacho ay isa pang masamang epekto ng sobrang pag-kain. Ang sintomas nito ay ang matinding pananakit ng itaas na bahagi ng tiyan na sinasamahan ng pagkahilo at pagsusuka. Pwede mo rin maranasan ang pagsakit ng dibdib dulot ng heartburn.

Getting an ‘upset stomach’ or indigestion is a fairly common occurrence. It is usually caused by eating too much food in a short amount of time — something that a person will likely do thanks to the plenty of food that will surely be served this Christmas. Indigestion is also treatable by over-the-counter antacids and other medicine, but if the symptoms get worse (i.e. blood in your vomit, shortness of breath, and chest pain extending to other parts of the body), seek immediate medical attention.

 

Excessive Weight Gain that can Lead to Obesity

Girl Standing On Weigh Scales

Weight gain is one of the most expected effects of overeating during Christmas, especially if there are many instances of it. However, it is important for you to know that gaining too much weight can lead to most health risks. Left unchecked, a person can end up becoming obese, and that means an increased risk of life-threatening diseases and disorders.

Sakit sa puso, diabetes, sakit sa bato, hypertension, at marami pang mga sakit ang posibleng maidulot ng obesity. Kapag ikaw ay biglaang bumigat, mas malaki din ang posibilidad na sumakit ang iyong mga buto-buto dahil hindi sanay ang iyong katawan sa idinagdag na bigat. Bukod pa sa mga nasabing epekto, ang iyong mga damit ay sisikip kapag ikaw ay biglang tumaba at kung umabot sa punto na hindi na magamit ang mga ito, dadagdag ito sa iyong gastusin dahil kailangan mo bumili ng panibagong damit.

 

Key Takeaway

It can be easy to overlook the negative effects of overeating during Christmas because of the festive and joyful energy that it brings to people. However, if you completely forego thinking about your diet and health, you can potentially end-up biting off more than you can chew.

Kung sakali man na hindi mo maiwasang kumain at kumain dahil sa pasko, siguradihin na mag ehersisyo at kumain ng tama upang hindi maranasan ang mga nasabing epekto.