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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!

 

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Have you ever wondered how some girls just seem to stay so motivated?

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I mean, it just seems so effortless, right?

They deicide they want to conquer the world. And then they do. Simple. Until you try to do the same thing and find yourself elbow deep in cookie crumbs and wondering where you went wrong?

Allow me to introduce you to some of the main keys to motivational magic with a little guide I prepared for you that is sweeter than cotton candy!

 

3 STEPS TO MOTIVATION

Click to get your Free Motivational Guide

 

Keep It Real

Kidding yourself into thinking that you can reach some magical level of perfection with your eating is, well… kidding yourself. You’ll never “get it perfect” because perfect does not exist! And when you eat sixteen jelly donuts instead of the single one you had intended to eat, just smile sweetly, wipe the jam from your lips and ask yourself “what was the REAL reason behind the sixteen donuts”? Sadness? Loneliness? Emptiness? What was really going on? Give yourself permission to be perfectly imperfect. Jelly donuts and all.

 

Keep Your Eye On The Why

Resisting the temptation to dive face first into that fresh baked cheesecake can be a struggle at the best of times, but when you’ve had a fight with your partner or your pet dog ate the monthly statistical report that is due on your boss’s desk at 9am tomorrow morning, resistance seems futile, unless…

Keep your eye on the Why. Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t pretend everything’s okay if it’s not. And DON’T lose sight of the reason you want to beat emotional eating to start with. WHY do you want to succeed? WHY does this even matter at all? Once you have the answers to those questions, you have your golden ticket to motivation.

 

Ditch the Self Sabotage  

We pretend that achieving our goals is hard. We tell ourselves stories like “maybe I’m just meant to struggle with my weight forever” or “I can’t do it. Success is meant for other people, but not for me” The truth is, when we don’t feel like we DESERVE any better, we will always find a way to sabotage our success.

But it’s not as hard as we make it out to be. Decide that overcoming emotional eating IS for you. commit to the process and then don’t stop moving forward. No matter how many chocolate cookies call your name at 2am. Breathe and feel and then breathe again. Evict those cookies from your kitchen, keep your eye on the why and keep moving forward. You can do this.

 

The rules to getting and staying motivated can be a tough pill to swallow (unless you chase it down with a chocolate thick shake, but then you might not feel so motivated after that!)

 

Take it one day at a time. Accept that there WILL be ups and downs, highs and lows… that’s just life. But as long as you’re doing your best to keep your mojo high, you’re doing just fine. 😉

 

What’s your biggest struggle to stay motivated when it comes to saying “no” to the double fudge brownies? Let me know in the comments below and then share this post with a friend who could use a little extra Motivational Mojo in their life!

 

Big love,

kylie pax

 

 

 

 

 

 

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