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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!

 

HOT CROSS BUNS CROP 500X500

 

It’s Easter time!

And what says Easter more than a good ‘ol Hot Cross Bun?

A guilt free, super easy, gluten free Hot Cross Bun, that’s what!

 

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I’ve always been a fan of these little sweeties. I mean, they’re just so soft and sweet.

So this year I decided to whip up my very own batch that were totally gluten free, veeeery easy (a prerequisite in my kitchen) and just delicious enough to enjoy but not so full of refined sugar that you feel compelled to devour the lot in a frenzy of butter and crumbs!

 

Here they are… Gluten Free, Super easy (and deliciously guilt free) Hot Cross Buns!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR VERY OWN FANCY PANTS PRINT OUT

 

For the Bun

450g gluten free bread mix (I use Orgran)

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/4 teaspoon mixed spice (or you can add your own preferred spices)

1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

25 grams organic butter, softened

1/2 cup organic sultanas

1/2 cup organic raisins

1 sachet dried yeast

450ml warm filtered water

Pinch of sea or rock salt

 

For the Cross

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup gluten free self raising flour

(or you can just drizzle a regular icing mix using icing sugar and milk) 😉

 

What to Do

Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, combine butter, coconut sugar, sultanas, raisins and yeast with warm water and stir to combine (use a wooden spoon). When thoroughly mixed, add bread mix and use wooden spoon to combine.

Cover and allow the dough to rest for 15 to 20 minutes. While you wait, dust your kitchen bench with more gluten free flour and when ready, place the dough on the counter and knead until it becomes “elastic”.

Mold the mixture into balls and place on a greased oven tray, cover and allow to sit for a further 45 minutes to rise.

In a smaller bowl, combine the cross “icing” and place into a piping bag (or just use a plastic bag and snip a small hole in the end)

You can brush each bun with some melted coconut oil before applying the cross and placing in the oven to bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

 

 

Awesome, yes?

Share with a friend or bake a batch for the neighbors. Just what ever you do, try them and spread the word!

 

 

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  EASTER SURVIVAL GUIDE

Did you miss the FREE Easter Survival Guide? 
Don’t worry, there’s still time before the Easter Bunny shakes his furry little tail at your door… CLICK HERE to get it!

 

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Loving this? Shout it out below! What’s your fave Easter treat, chocolate eggs, Easter buns or both?

Let me know in the comments below!

Stay tuned because next week I’m bringing you your Total Post Easter “Get Me Back On Track” guide. You’ll have that juicy little cherry in your inbox in just seven more days 😉

 

Till then, lovely… Happy Easter!

 

Here’s to Ditching the Diet!

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