Overeating is usually too many items, the portions are too big and you’re doing the same thing over and over. This is called the frequency pattern. How often do you have a cup of coffee during the day? How often do you eat a salad in a restaurant because it came with the meal? How often do you have drinks with friends because that’s what you always do?
There are good habits like washing the dishes or brushing your teeth where repitition and mindlessness is helpful. But when it comes to eating, you have to know that one overeating episode will turn to two and then three and then four until you’re overeating at every meal every day. What items do you find you’re repeating all the time?