Why You Keep Overeating At Night

This week we're talking about the sneaky little lies that are keeping you overweight and how you can recognise and reverse them

Let's talk about reason #103 why you keep overeating at night... "banking calories".

"I haven't eaten all day so I DESERVE this"⁠
"I haven't eaten all day so I can AFFORD to eat this"⁠
"I haven't eaten all day so I can SPLURGE now"⁠

*insert whiney voice here*

Straight up, banking calories is not a thing. You can't "save now, spend later" when it comes to calories and what you eat. Your body needs sufficient calories all throughout the day so it can function efficiently. And if you don't give it those calories when it needs them, it will force you to eat tsunami-sized portions of food to compensate.

Straight up, banking calories is not a thing. You can't "save now, spend later" when it comes to calories and what you eat.

Here's what you should do instead:⁠

You might be busy with kids, meetings etc, but it only takes a moment to check-in and see how you're feeling.⁠

This is not rocket science. What do you feel like eating at that moment? Honour your body's needs. It's here to support you for the long haul. Respect that.⁠

You don't have to bank calories or wait for a special occasion to eat the doughnut. If you want it, eat it and enjoy it. The doughnut does not mean you have "ruined" your eating or "failed". It's just a doughnut. Enjoy it for what it is and move the fu*k on.⁠

There is never going to be a "right time" to deal with your emotional eating. There is just time and you choose what to do with it.⁠⁠
It won't be easier tomorrow.⁠⁠
It won't be easier next week.⁠⁠
And it definitely won't be easier next month.⁠⁠
I want to be clear, you can't (and won't) do it before you're ready. That's okay, too. But you will need to push yourself *a little*.
Want a life and body that feels easy and not stressy?⁠ You gotta step up, girl.

It's not going to feel good, but that's what growing and becoming an even more amazing wife/mother/partner/woman looks like!
STEP 1 - What are you willing to DO to make your relationship with food (or anything) the way you want it?⁠⁠
STEP 2 - What are you willing to STOP doing to have things the way you want it?⁠⁠
STEP 3 - How can you do what's necessary to get the job done AND enjoy the process? (and p.s. there are a million options here)⁠⁠
Remember, the feelings you get from eating when you're not hungry are only a temporary escape. Changing your relationship with yourself lasts a lifetime.

And if you're looking for more ways to take control of your weight, take my FREE Weight Loss Course. Your butt will thank you for it!



4 Ways To End The Battle With Your Body & Food



Okay fess up, how many diets have you been on in your life? 20? 50? 500?


And of those 20, 50 or 500 diets, how many of them worked for you? I mean REALLY worked for you? As in, every ounce of excess fat ran screaming from your thighs and landed gracefully on your boobs and you haven’t touched a Twix bar since?



Why am I not surprised…?


You only have to look around you to see that diets don’t work. Beyoncè knows it (remember her grapefruit and maple syrup diet phase). Oprah knows it (remember her…well, every diet ever invented phase) and YOU know it, right?



If you’re still struggling with your weight, hoping (okay, desperately scouring Google) for that “quick fix”, then you haven’t figured out the key to your success yet.

And what, pray tell is that? STOP DIETING, GURL!

If you’re starting to break out into a cold sweat, I completely understand…


I was the Queen Diva of the Diet Kingdom. You could find me any day of the week, perched self-righteously upon my Dieting Throne, polishing my tiara and issuing commands to my body.  Lose 5 kilos by Friday. Stop being so darn hungry all the time. Sure, I’d failed at every diet I’d ever tried, but I just needed to find the “right diet for me”, didn’t I?


Allow me to save you the trouble… there is no “right diet for you”. All diets suck (yes, that’s is a technical term) and there’s not enough lame-ass promises from the diet industry to change that fact.


If you want to know how to actually live in a body you luuurve without all the diet drama, then check out these 4 secrets to end the battle with your body and food  (shhh… I’m pretty sure Beyoncè doesn’t know about the last one)

1. The Experts Lie

Nobody, not even Oprah, needs an “expert” in their ear every moment of the day, telling them how many carbs, fat grams and calories it will take to get a smaller booty (sorry, Michelle Bridges… you’re just making it too freakin’ hard). You DON’T need to eat six small meals a day. You DON’T need a calorie counter and you DON’T need to turn your meals into a science experiment of protein portions, carb counting and fat gram folly. Why? Because…


2. It’s Safe To Eat What You REALLY Want

There’s nothing to be afraid of when you eat real food. But avocados are high in fat? Dried fruit is high in sugar? Yeeeees… but if you use your intuition, you’re not going to eat 85 kilos of avocados in one sitting, are you? Just eat an amount that makes both you and your body feel good because…


3. You Don’t Need As Much Food As You Think You Do

We were raised to “eat everything on our plate” because “there’s children starving in Africa” and all that jazz. Not to diminish the importance of the starving children, but I could never understand how me becoming a walking, life-sized muffin top was going to help the starving children? You really don’t need as much food as you think. Listen to your body. Eat slowly. And stop when you’ve had enough because…


4. You Can Always Get More

So often we eat waaaay past full simply because the food tastes good and “if I don’t eat it now, it will all be gone”. Scarcity tactics are great when you spy that pair of Louis Vuitton pumps you lusted after for six months in a fifty percent off sale, but when it comes to your food? Scarcity tactics are not your friend. Ditch the FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). You can always go back and get more food later if you’re truly hungry. And if you really do miss out on that extra slice of grandma’s double choc fudge sticky, gooey mud cake thing, the only thing you’ll miss is a belly ache, feeling guilty, bingeing, two days of beating yourself up and of course, let’s not forget the grand prize of 4 extra kilos stuck to your butt!


Remember, there is only ONE person who can change your life. And it’s not Beyoncè or Oprah. It’s YOU.


Don’t let your fear of failure outweigh your desire to succeed.

You can do this.


Smothering you with oodles of chocolate coated love!


Now, I’d loooove to hear from you!how many diets you’ve tried (and how many actually worked?) Join the conversation below and remember, people come here for inspiration and direction, so let’s support each other!



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