The effects of overeating extend far beyond the health risks of obesity and disease. Overeating often, but not always, leads to obesity, which can put you at risk for:
other health problems
Overeating can also lead to acne, hair loss due to vitamin deficiency, and other cosmetic problems that may effect your self esteem and social life.
In the short term, overeating can cause:
feelings of heaviness and fatigue
shortness of breath
Using food to feed emotional needs doesn't solve your emotional problems. In fact, it can make them worse. Emotional eating might make you feel better in the short term, but in the long term it keeps you from meeting your emotional needs. Emotional eating only increases feelings of defeat and depression.
Overeating can damage your relationships; it can effect your self esteem, making it more difficult to form intimate connections and develop or maintain social skills. Furthermore, if you have children, they'll learn to overeat themselves by watching you, and this can cause problems with overeating and obesity for them.