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!

Are you really ready to let go of your weight?




As a child I hid behind my mother’s skirt because I was shy.

As a teen I hid behind a mask of confidence because I felt insecure.

And as an adult I hid behind denial.

Denial that I was fat.

Denial that I ate too much.

Denial that shoving food in my mouth in a junk food frenzy could be considered akin to an eating disorder.

Well, that’s what Dr Phil would say. Personally, I think I just really liked the taste of Krispy Kreme’s. And chocolate tart, lemon pie and fried, well… anything.



Yup, I was a junk food junkie. I didn’t WANT to be that way, but all that sugary, salty, snaky stuff was just so darn TASTY!



I loved the sweet comfort of chocolate when I was feeling down. I revelled in the fatty, salty crunch of potato chips when I was feeling happy. Yes, food was my comfort, my joy, my life. So, why was I so desperately unhappy?

The irony was I had always had a desire to be super healthy. I worked in health food stores from the age of 19, hoping against hope that simply standing next to the bins of bland cashew nuts and dried, carrot shavings would help me shed the pounds. But alas, it was not to be.

As my weight escalated to mammoth proportions, I finally realised that the only person who could change my life was me. Was it easy? Nope. Was it quick? Painless? Nope and nope. But, was it worth it? Oh yeah!



There are many days when I still struggle with junk food cravings.



The only difference is that now I crave organic goji berries covered in dark cacao rather than red M&M’s, so progress has been made!

Are you making excuses for your weight?

Are you tired of wrestling with your waist band every time you sit in a chair?

It doesn’t have to be this way.

We are constantly bombarded with media messages beating us over the head with our unworthiness. Unless you are genetically gifted, it seems you need to work a whole lot harder to be accepted in this world.




What if we simply decided that we are worthy of our own love and kindness?



What if we stopped trying to conform to the unconformable and accepted ourselves exactly as we are?

Just think of the possibilities!

No more hateful stares as we ruthlessly critique our own reflection in the mirror.

No more putting ourselves down, tearing ourselves apart or loathing our precious bodies.

If women everywhere united, even if only for the time it takes to read this post, and decided that just for now we won’t hate ourselves anymore, how much happier would we all be?

I think it’s worth a try, don’t you?



I’ve decided that beating emotional eating is a journey.  Some days you nail it and others… not so much. But it’s okay, because I don’t have to hide anymore.



This is who I am, in all my glory.

And all of it is just fine with me.

Are you hiding behind your weight?



If you’re looking for some extra support to help you breakup with emotional eating, then check out Ditch the Diet Online Bootcamp.



Ditch the Diet Online Bootcamp is the very BEST way to help you ditch the drama of emotional eating and set yourself free to create a body in which weight loss is a natural by-product of your ass-kicking, super healthy lifestyle.


Want to know more? Just hit the link to get all the juicy details!

Do you hide from your real life behind a bunch of crazy excuses? Shout it out in the comments below and let’s ditch the excuses together 😉


Here’s to Ditching the Diet!

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  1. Thank for shared this post with us. weight loss need to eat less and exercise more. and also start by avoiding sugar and’s help to loss weight.

    1. Hi Emma!
      Thanks so much for your comment! I definitely think that although there is great value to observing your food choices and moving your body, it is not as simple as that.
      Omitting entire food groups is never the way to go but rather, listening to your body and making choices from a place of kindness instead of trying to “fix” something that is not broken is a much funner choice 😉
      K x

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