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!
Ginger & Beet Detox Tea
As a woman who spent the better part of her child, teenage and, err… adult years either binge eating or dieting, when I find a way to nourish my body and allow it to heal, I become akin to a squealing muppet, which is precisely why I luuurve this Ginger and Beet Detox Tea recipe so much.
Are you ready to heal and reveal you inner muppet? Read on, Kermy…
Ginger & Beet Detox Tea
- 1 medium beetroot, peeled, rinsed and cut into small chunks
- 1 inch knob of ginger, peeled
- Seeds from ½ pomegranate
- 2 cups brewed herbal tea, warm (click here for my current tea crush. OMG! Soooo goooood!)
- 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and cut into slices*
*NOTE: Don’t like grapefruit? That’s cool. You can add 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice, or the juice from an orange instead.
- Pass all your ingredients through the juicer and then mix with your fave Clean Tea
- Drink before anyone else gets to it first
Sending you lip-smacking love!
P.S. If you’re loving this more than watching old re-runs of The Muppets, remember… support, guidance and strategy is the key to breaking free from a lifetime of emotional eating, bingeing, yo-yo dieting and self sabotage. Bottom line? If you could do it alone, we would not be having this conversation.
Click HERE to find the support, guidance and strategy that’s right for YOU.
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