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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!

 DIP 500X500

If you’re tired of eating slices of toast for dinner because you are too exhausted to cook, then never fear…I have the solution!

 

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My Moroccan Carrot and Coriander Dip takes less than five minutes to whip up and it’s incredibly delicious! (Okay, I guess you can still have it with the toast if you reeeeally want to!)

If this dip were any easier, it would come in a jar!

Homemade Moroccan Carrot and Coriander Dip

 

Here’s how it’s done…

  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 cup cannellini beans
  • 1 small clove garlic

 

Then add:

  • Fresh coriander leaves, dried coriander, cumin, lemon juice, olive oil, salt,
  • a handful of raw or roasted cashews or almonds (optional)
  • pepper and a tiny bit of honey to taste.

Blend in your food processor and add smoked paprika to serve. Yum!

You can make it creamy or chunky, it’s so versatile you really can’t go wrong.

I have loads of great recipes and tips to fast track your weight loss journey and help you Ditch the Diet

for good.

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What’s your fave way to include a little extra veg on your plate? Let me know in the comments below!

Here’s to Ditching the Diet!

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Thought for the day:

It’s not about following a diet plan. It’s about eating healthy food.
Simple.

Are you ready slap emotional eating in the face? Then you’d better click here to find out how (trust me, it’s worth the click) 😉  


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