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.
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.
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Breaking up with emotional eating can sometimes lack a little, dare I say it…sweetness
But saying adios muchachos to emotional eating does NOT have to a snooze-fest for your taste buds.
In fact, indulging in the occasional treat (without all the nasties) is essential to maintaining a healthy relationship with food and really, who doesn’t like a little Afternoon Delight? (Oops! Did I say AFTERNOON? I meant APRICOT. Yup… that’s definitely what I meant)
Here’s what you need
- 1 cup organic coconut oil
- 1 cup organic coconut sweet spread
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup raw (or roasted) almonds
- 1 cup dried chopped apricots
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup organic honey
Here’s how it’s done
Mix all ingredients (you may need to heat the coconut oil and coconut spread to make them runny) and press into glass dish lined with baking paper. Allow it to set in the freezer for 15 minutes before devouring!
This recipe is very flexible. Add more nuts or less honey. Try it with cranberries or sultanas. Add more oats or coconut to suit your taste, the combinations are endless!
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