Overeating affects both the physical and mental state of an individual. The abundance of varieties of foods on Christmas day will definitely have an impact on dietary habits of many people. No doubt, many Nigerians will over eat on Christmas day. But before thinking of filling your tommy with all kinds of foods on Christmas, it is paramount you know the implication of what you are about to do.


Heartburn is the burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. Although occasional heartburn is common and there is no cause for alarm. But the truth is, you can prevent heartburn on Christmas day by watching the amount of food you consume and the reasons for consuming such foods.

Weight Gain

Another downside of overeating in this yuletide season is weight gain. When an individual overeats, he/she tends to gain an excessive amount of weight which could put such an individual at risk for several health complications. To avoid finding yourself in this situation, it’s advisable you eat less and properly.

Organ Malfunctioning

A serious complication of eating much food this yuletide season is organ malfunctioning. Internal body organs such as kidneys, liver may find it difficult to keep up with the pressure and may stop functioning properly. When this organs malfunctions, an individual may be exposed to serious ailment s. The best way to prevent this is to pay attention to the foods you consume.

Abdominal discomfort

This is another downside of overeating on Christmas day. Abdominal discomfort is the pain you feel anywhere between the chest and groin. Eating lightly will prevent such pain from occurring. Overeating can also be prevented by avoiding any type of emotional link with food. Only eat when you feel hungry. Many times we mistake thirst for hunger which leads to overeating. Always take much of water to avoid mistaking thirst for hunger.

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