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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:⁠

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

2. IF YOU'RE HUNGRY, E.A.T!!⁠
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.⁠

3. YOU DESERVE TO EAT WHAT YOU ENJOY.⁠
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.⁠⁠
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It won't be easier tomorrow.⁠⁠
It won't be easier next week.⁠⁠
And it definitely won't be easier next month.⁠⁠
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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*.
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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!
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STEP 1 - What are you willing to DO to make your relationship with food (or anything) the way you want it?⁠⁠
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STEP 2 - What are you willing to STOP doing to have things the way you want it?⁠⁠
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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)⁠⁠
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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 still stopping and starting your diet?

“I ate a cookie. I’ve messed up my diet.

I might as well binge.

And I’ll start again tomorrow”

 

Are you still stopping and starting your diet?

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Do you think that one bite of chocolate has the power to undo weeks and weeks of working out and making great food choices?

I’ve got one word for you (well, actually three), that information is…

SO NOT TRUE.

That Voice, the one who tells you that you’ve “ruined everything” with the sniff of a cinnamon roll, is the very same Voice who will cajole you into eating it in the first place!

And you’re not alone here, I’m feeling the struggle as well.

I’ve been sitting here this afternoon listening to The Voice in my head…

What’s wrong with me?

Why don’t I want to eat healthy today?

Maybe if I eat aaaaaall the muesli slice in the freezer then it won’t be there to tempt me tomorrow?

Seriously… it’s like , what the??!!

And then I get tired of the struggle and The Voice starts again…

I can’t do this anymore.

It’s exhausting.

Perhaps I should eat the frozen TV dinners, the dry cookie mix, those stale crackers that I saw in the top shelf of the pantry and “start again” tomorrow.

Double what the??!!

Are you still stopping and starting your diet?

If you are, here’s two reasons for this funky behaviour…

 

Reason 1

Our behaviour is meeting a need and until we uncover the need that our behaviour and beliefs around food are meeting, the behaviour will continue to hang around.

Reason 2

Because the diet industry has told us that there is definitely a quick fix solution out there for you, you just don’t have the will power to stick to one of them long enough to reap the rewards.

Reason 1 is on the money but Reason 2 ain’t even a little bit true. Not even a little smidge.

 

Life gets messy and sometimes we need and chocolate to see us though but all times we have the power to look inside and discover what it is that we’re really craving.

 

Chocolate? Maybe.

Cinnamon rolls? Perhaps.

But more than likely it’s some time out. Or kindness. Or understanding. Take your pick. We need ’em all.

And sometimes it IS exhausting. And sometimes it does feel all too much, but it isn’t.

But as long as we keep placing the focus of our pain onto our body and our weight we will never know or understand what we’re really craving.

Are you feelin’ me?

What does The Voice in your head say to your to get you stopping and starting a new weight loss gig every week?

Let me know in the comments below and share with a friend for extra good karma!

Remember, the only person who has the power to change your life is you.

You’ve got what it takes.

Big love,
Kylie 

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  1. Still digging to uncover that need Can’t someone just tell me what it is??? .

    Yay to video blogs. Always lovely to see you face Kyky

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