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!
It’s time to looooove yourself AND your body
This week is Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
As women, it’s so important for us to take a stand and let society and our children know that we are comfortable in our own skin, regardless of the messages we are sent from magazines and television.
There is NOTHING WRONG with you.
Your body is NOT a problem to be solved.
In honour of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week I will be starting a weekly Facebook segment called “Fresh Start Friday”.
As you know, I’m all about ditching the diet.
Because the last 30 years of my life were ONE LOOONG DIET DRAMA of hating myself.
I hated the way my body looked.
I hated the way my face looked.
But most of all, I hated myself for not being strong enough to stick to a diet!
So in honour of ditching the diet I am committing to giving myself and others a Fresh Start, by fostering acceptance for our personal and unique beauty.
Each Friday I will post my commitment on my Facebook Page to what action I will take to help make body shaming a distant memory in our society AND I invite YOU to join me!
On Fresh Start Friday’s I’d love you to post YOUR commitment either here on the Blog or on my Facebook page as to how you will give yourself a Fresh Start by loving yourself and your body.
Send in your photos.
Tweet it out!
Let’s show our children that it’s okay to love themselves EXACTLY AS THEY ARE because WE LOVE OURSELVES EXACTLY AS WE ARE.
So, to launch the first episode of Fresh Start Friday and in support of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I’ll be posting my first ever selfie with NO MAKEUP and I’m asking you to do the same.
Go ahead and post your own gorgeous makeup-free selfie on my Facebook page. Let’s band together to eliminate negative body image.
Do it for yourself AS WELL AS the next generation of children who so desperately need to be told their bodies are a tool for enjoying life, not an object to be envied.
Do it to set yourself free from the torment of trying to appear like you “have it all together”.
This is REAL LIFE, so let’s just GET REAL.
I love you and remember, any day is a good day to Ditch the Diet, Live Healthy and Eat Real Food.
Here’s to Ditching the Diet!
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