This video explains how dangerous it is for the human body to overeat
We're all guilty of eating too much from time-to-time, whether it is on a hungover Sunday when you order far too much Domino's, or a night in with bae consuming an absolutely disgusting amount of Chinese food; we've all done it.
But while we're all guilty of filling our stomach up with a bit too much substance, how dangerous is it for us to overeat? Could someone actually die from eating so much in one sitting? And if so, what on earth would they have to eat?
Luckily for us, the people over at Life Noggin have released an interesting video which explains what would happen if someone never stopped eating, and also breaks down the dangers of certain ingredients such as sugar, salt and trans-fats that we should try to avoid if we're to live a healthy life. The narrator of the video is the animated character, Blocko (real name Pat Graziosi), and he breaks down the dangers of overeating into simple terms for us all to understand.
Overeating is a major issue in the Western world, with 38 per cent of American adults, and 17 per cent of American teenagers being described as obese. It's a huge issue that looks like it's going to continue to get worse despite the best attempt of several charities and government programmes to try and get people to be more health conscious, so videos like this should be taking as a warning, as well as being educational.
There's multiple causes as to why people tend to overeat, with small things like watching TV while having a meal and mistaking hunger for thirst being major contributors, as well as people not reading the amount of calories they are consuming with each meal.
Such is the scale of the overeating problem, it now has its own name: Binge Eating Disorder. Binge Eating Disorder is described as "recurring episodes of eating significantly more food in a short period than most people would eat under similar circumstances, with episodes marked by feelings of lack of control" and it is recommended that suffers see a psychologist rather than a dietitian in order to get through it.
So can someone actually eat themselves to death? It is very rare but it does happen. In the instances where death has been caused by overeating, the medical cause of the death if usually down to the insane amount of food causing the stomach to rupture or leading to the person choking on their own gluttony.
To see an example of some people seemingly trying to kill themselves through eating, why not check out these people who entered a dumpling eating competition. Be warned though, it's pretty disgusting.
While good food is undoubtedly the best thing about being alive, overeating is incredibly dangerous and comes with major health risks. We're all guilty of eating an insane amount of food from time-to-time (Thanksgiving, Christmas etc.), but as long as it doesn't become a regular occurrence to the point where you literally never stop eating, I'm sure you'll be okay.