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!
Healthy Hummingbird Cake
Confession time. Despite my many superpowers, cooking meals that I actually enjoy eating is not one of them. So when it comes to creating delicious, simple (and did I say delicious?) ways to add a little sweetness into my regular rotation, call me sugar-pie and coat me in icing… I’m IN!
As part of keeping my Sexy Motivation vibe strong, I’m currently overhauling my kitchen to include less food that make you want to smack your head against a wall after you eat it and more food that loves my taste buds AND my booty.
Here’s where you can start…
Healthy Hummingbird Cake
- 2 cups gluten free flour
- 2 egg whites
- 1/3 cup organic Rice Malt Syrup
- 1/2 cup organic apple sauce
- 3/4 cup crushed pineapple
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon bi-carb soda
- 1 cup mashed bananas (approx 2 large bananas)
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan forced)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine egg whites and rice malt syrup. In a separate bowl, mix the applesauce and bi-carb (watch out for frothing!) and add to the egg white/rice syrup mix.
- Add in mashed banana, mixed spice, pineapple and walnuts and mix well.
- Add your flour and gently fold through then pour the mixture into a round 19cm cake tin (I line mine with baking paper but you can use cooking spray or a non-stick tin) and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until firm to touch in the centre.
- Allow the cake to sit in the pan for 5 minutes before turning it onto a cake rack to cool.
- Serve with coconut yoghurt for massive brownie points with the family
This cake serves 12… or 1 (depending on the kind of day you’ve had!)
Do you have any super healthy recipes you would like to have featured on the blog? Let me know your faves in the comments below for your chance to win a place in my Recipe’s of Fabulousness Hall of Fame!
Sending you lip-smacking love!
P.S. Have you joined my Nutritionised program yet?
My Nutritionised package is ideal for anyone who can’t stop the middnight booty calls with the refrigerator and you are SO done with losing and gaining the same 20 kilos year after year (after year)
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