You can not simply say that people become overweight because of eating too much. There are number of psychological reasons at play too which make people desire and eat more.
Emotional triggers like sadness, depression, stress and so on can make a person want more food all the time. This is because there are many chemicals in the brain which have a direct linkage with our hunger and mood.
A lot of people generally associate food with different types of emotions and this is the exact reason that they will consume more feed to try to feel comfortable, comforted and happier.
If you consider that such emotional issues are at the back of your weight problem, then you need to sort out these emotional triggers first rather than trying to address the overeating problem first. A visit to the specialist will be a great help.
For a large number of people over eating is a habit and the basic key to weight loss success lies in making behavioral modifications.
One of the simplest ways to make changes in your eating behaviors is to get rid of any temptations. You can do this by actually not falling to the temptation of buying such unhealthy foods at the supermarket because later on you will feel less tempted to eat these because of their non-availability.
By not stocking these unhealthy foods at home, you will not be tempted to go for eating these because you will already be knowing that you have not bought these. In return you will feel more inclined towards eating good foods and this will also make subtle changes to your eating behavior.
This might sound difficult but you can make it easier if all members of the family try to achieve a healthy eating goal at the same time.
If you are the one who does the shopping, then you can control which things you bring home and by selecting healthier foods, you can help to make weight loss easier. And these decisions will make the lives of the whole family easier.