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What Happens When You Eat Too Much?

What Happens When You Eat Too Much?


Food is a thing that everyone like! But do you know what happens when you eat too much? 
During thanksgiving, marriages, birthday parties’ people eat too much delicious tasty food. Do you know your stomach can rupture after overeating but good news is that your body gives you very strong signal to avoid that condition. 
Stomach of an average human can occupy 1 to 1.5 liter of food before getting urge to vomiting. But your stomach can stretch 4 times to accommodate overeaten food before any stomach rupture can happen.

When you eat too much, your diet gets high in fat, protein, sugar and carbohydrates. Then your parasympathetic nervous system makes your body to focus on digestion and you feel lazy.

Now question is why people feel sleepy as well as happy after eating or overeating? 

After eating meal, Digestion process starts as a result glucose level in body gets increase to maintain that level insulin hormone is released from cells of pancreas. And this insulin hormone also increases the level of melatonin and serotonin hormones and this increased level of melatonin and serotonin hormones makes you feel sleepy as well as happy.

Now there is another commonly asked question, why people get fat?

Fat cells in your body produces leptin hormone. This hormone tells your brain that you are no longer hungry.  So you have to stop eating after getting alert from leptin. But people ignore alerts by leptin hormone and make habit of regularly overeating. Slowly brain gets resistance to leptin, which in turns need more fat cells to tell your brain that you are no longer hungry as quantity of leptin hormone is directly proportional to the amount of fat cells. So as a result you become overweight or obese

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