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.
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!
I may very well be the world’s biggest muffin fan
I’m never without a batch of muffins in my freezer, my fridge, my sock drawer (oops, did I say that out loud?) which is why I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today.
This little cutie is gluten free, paleo friendly and it comes with a side serve of taste-bud-drool.
Here’s how it’s done…
Carrot, Orange & Walnut Paleo Muffins
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup soft Medjool dates, pitted (soak in a small amount of warm water for 10 mins if they are dry)
- 3 bananas, ripe
- 3 organic eggs
- ¼ cup organic coconut oil, melted
- ¾ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1 ½ cups carrots, shredded
- 1 tbsp grated orange rind
- Thin slices of orange for decoration (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- In a large bowl, combine baking soda, cinnamon, almond flour and salt and set aside.
- Mix the bananas, eggs, vinegar, dates, orange rind and oil in your food processor and then add to dry mix along with the carrots and walnuts.
- Spoon the mixture into greased muffin tins and bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.
If you’re going to fancy them up with decorative orange slices, gently places the slices on top of each muffin after 15 minutes and continue as above.
Honestly, these are so super easy and crazy delicious you’ll wonder how you ever got by without them! Highly recommended when paired with my fabulous Coconut Berry Smoothie.
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