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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What do you do when you’re happy with your body
but your boyfriend wants you to lose weight?
We’ve all been there (well, maybe not aaaall of us, but some of us…okay at least a few) when you’re just starting loving on your body, you meet a new guy, and the sly comments start…
“You know I love you but, do you reeeeally think you should be eating that?”
What the? SERIOUSLY??!!
YOU thought your body was fly! YOU thought you were rockin’ those skinny jeans and here is your new beau, telling you to cut back on the cheesy fries?!!
New love is a tricky affair. You want to impress, but you also need to eat.
Should you choose the salad FOR.EV.AH? When can you actually be yourself and what should you do if “being yourself” is not what your man wants?
Find out in today’s episode
as we discover what to do when your boyfriend wants you to lose weight, but you don’t…
The Other Bits…
You Can’t Please Everybody (so you might as well please yourself)
If making the whole world happy leaves you miserable, then please tell me… what was the point? We spend all of our time trying to either gain people’s approval or avoid losing their disapproval, but rarely do we take the time to do what WE want and what WE enjoy. Put yourself first in your own life. I promise the world won’t collapse around you.
Quit Being a Scaredy Cat
So what if someone rejects you? Seriously… so what? Living your life for the pleasure of others will keep you miserable (as per point 1.) so ditch the “need to please” syndrome. Other people’s opinions of you are not your responsibility. You can’t control them. You can’t change them. So putting in super human efforts to try is a big fat waste of your precious energy and time. The only opinion about yourself and your body that matters is YOURS. Own it. Love it.
Love Outside Of The Box
Doing, thinking and behaving the same way you always have will get you the same results you’ve always gotten. It’s time to stand up for yourself. Be courageous. Decide that you are worth sticking up for! If you don’t do it, who will? Your journey with emotional eating is yours and yours alone. Nobody has the right to tell you to hurry your life along for their pleasure.
Do you have someone in your life that insists on criticising you? Share your hottest tips below and then…
Share this with your bestie just to let ’em know you care and as always remember, the only person who has the power to change your life is you.