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.
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Stop Emotional Eating & Lose Weight
If you ever want to lose weight and stop emotional eating, you need to do ALL the things, ALL the time, right?
MEDITATION to calm your overactive mind.
VISUALISATION to manifest your slim body.
PRAYER to connect you back to your Creator (as if you could ever be disconnected lol)
BREATHWORK to calm your nervous system.
JOURNALLING to process yesterday’s crap.
YOGA to release yesterday’s tension.
GREEN JUICE to magically expel toxins… woosh!
LEMON WATER to kickstart your digestion.
READ, READ, READ because God knows there might be a new diet you haven’t tried yet.
WASH YOUR BODY with chemical-free soap lest a toxin seeps through your skin and make you fat.
SLAP ON A MUD MASK, take a selfie. Delete. Take 15 more just to find one that is Instagram worthy.
POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA photos of you smiling with your baby, dog, breakfast, new car, new partner; all walking in the rainforest together.
I’M CALLING BS ON ALL OF IT.
THIS is why you’re still in the same position you were this time last year. And the year before that. And the year before that.
THIS is why you’re not making the progress that you KNOW you could/should/would make if only you didn’t have so much to DO.
What if you just eliminate the BS and focus on YOU. What do YOU want out of your day? YOUR year? YOUR life? What do YOU want to achieve? Change? Create?
You have become very good at soaking up all the INFORMATION but pretty damn poor at taking the ACTION.
Pick Your Top 3 Needle Movers & Do Them
Just three. Every day. Do them. And do them with CONSISTENCY. It’s not a magic wand. It’s called culling the cr*p and focusing on YOU. It’s called letting go of the STORY that it has to be an uphill battle, going against everything you KNOW inside of you to be true. And just like that, SHAZAM! Everything magically falls into place.
P.S. Total Transformation Group Coaching is coming. If you’re ready to step up and TAKE CONTROL of not just your relationship with food, but your relationship with your body, yourself AND your life, drop a comment below or DM me on Facebook and I’ll reach out to you.
You’ve always had it in you. Now is the time to draw it out…
Sending you chocolate-coated love!
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