I'm eating good stuff these days, but eating beyond the "only when you're hungry" stricture. It's not good!
The problem is, I always feel like I have to grab up nice cuts of meat when they're on sale, or I'll miss a good deal. Then, when I get home and realize I've already got too much in the fridge, I try to wedge the meat into the freezer, but the freezer is full!
So I gotta eat the damn stuff, right?
Now I'm turning toward organ meats and things that used to turn my stomach, they're turning into big turn-ons (nice turn of phrase, in the right turn of mind), so I gotta grab them up whenever the store has them, or they might disappear from the shelves for good, and so the problem is compounding, with a big backlog of old steaks getting freezer burns, while I'm still buying new steaks by force of habit, and then trying out tripe and chittlins and heart and stuff, too much of that goes into the freezer too.
I used to do this too. Of course though I have hoarding tendencies. Always looking and buying meat deals when I already have full freezer(s).
You've identified it in your own head and made the issue real by publicly identifying it. Now you see what must be done, which is simply stop buying stuff for a while and eat your supplies. If you have cooked too much, carry the leftovers to work to eat for lunch or for breakfast the next day.
Should be easier for you now that you've talked about it and gotten feedback from others.
Let me get this straight: You are overeating because to are buying more food than you need and don't want it to spoil. And you need to hack this?
Try this: Stop buying more food than you need. Fixed! Now move along.
It sounds like you have a hoarding/famine setting to conquer. Step 1 is likely a $ budget per week, and a total lb amount for food in a given week.
This way, you will only buy what you need that stays within the budget and is below the amount of food you can eat in a week.
Depending on where you live, walk to your supermarket, if possible. I'm in a city, and don't have a car...it's a pain, but I can only buy as much as I can carry. If this isn't possible, you may just want to get one of those baskets at the supermarket instead of the big cart.
Get your food delivered straight from a farm (I subscribe to $29/week CSA for veggies and fruit, and get meat, eggs, and cream delivered once a month from SPUD. Vinegar, coconut oil, and all household items are ordered through Amazon.)
I get seduced by meat sales too, but I've found that if I get it straight from the source it is cheaper than it would even be on sale, and I can dispassionately calculate how much I'll need based on available freezer space. Stay out of the store if you can possibly avoid it and chances are you won't have to worry about this.
I also have a lot more fun when I do go to the store because all I need to get are fun things like chocolate, lox, butter, and wine (and none of those are necessities, so if I feel like I won't be able to resist temptation, I can just skip it without going hungry).
Another problem is, I'm eating more efficiently, even gristle and bones go into the slow cooker, so it's hard to get used to that, the pound-for-pound going further and further.
But what's the deal with hamburger grease? How come I still find it repulsive? It's just tallow and juice, right? I find that stuff quite appetizing now, with other cuts of meat, but not hamburger. Anybody else have this problem?