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.
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.
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Healthy Breakfast Chia Pudding
One of the most common questions I get asked is “what do I eat in a typical day?”
Honestly? The answer is whatever the heck I want. Most of the time it’s fresh fruit and veggies, but like most people I go through phases where I get stuck on one food (like chocolate) for a long period of time (like 40 years) but the one dish I luuuurve for breakfast (besides chocolate) is Chia Pudding.
I’ve been eating Chia Pudding every.single.day for my breakfast for several years now and I still love it.
It’s filling, it’s nutritious, it’s high in fibre, protein and omega-3s which is perfect for me as my diet it predominantly plant-based.
So in the spirit of all things glorious, here is my fantabulous (and ridiculously simple) recipe for Breakfast Chia Pudding.
Here’s how it’s done:
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup coconut, nut or dairy milk
1/2 tablespoon organic honey or add stevia to taste
Mix chia seeds, coconut milk and sweetener together in a small container, bowl or glass mason jar and allow to soak in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, layer with fresh fruit, coconut yoghurt, gluten free muesli or oats, toasted nuts, shredded coconut and ENJOY!
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(And if you’re shaking your head, seriously, what’s up with that? I have soooo many amazing recipes and free resources, there’s no reason for you to stay stuck in emotional eating and diet drama for one more day)
Want to shoot straight to the top of the Christmas Card list? Go ahead and share this recipe with a sister, they’ll loooove you for it!
Now, keep scrolling and join the conversation below…
What’s your biggest challenge in finding healthy breakfast options that don’t trigger an emotional eating frenzy later in the day?
Tap it out below!
And as always remember, everything in moderation.
Sugar coated love!
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