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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!

I WANT TO EAT CHOCOLATE

Today I’m really tired.

And I just want to eat chocolate.

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Or cake.

Or cake covered in chocolate.

Basically, I want to stop feeling what I’m feeling and eating sounds like a mighty fine idea to me.

But then I stop.

And I think…

As good as chocolate covered cake sounds right now, will it REALLY give me what I’m craving?

Will it bring me the soothing release that my heart is crying out for?

Will it hug me and tell me that I am loved, no scrap that… ADORED?

Will it kiss my forehead or hold me until the tears that shudder by aching body become gentle sobs?

No. It won’t.

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Emotional eating is like living in a glass cage. 

You can see the rest of the world, but you don’t want to be a part of it until your thighs are slimmer.

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So in an effort to bring 2015 to a close with ease, grace and flow, I have decided to open my heart and allow my own love in. I have decided that if there is one person I deserve to show up for, it’s me.

I am worth it.

I am.

Not because I’ve earned it. Not because my thighs are the size of pencils. Just because I’m me.

And that is reason enough.

How do you plan to be kinder to yourself this week? Let me know in the comments below!

Big love!

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P.S. If you DO decide to eat the chocolate covered cake, it’s okay. There is no right or wrong. There is no good or bad. There is only you making the best decision you can in each moment. However, should that delicious sounding cake make it’s way to your kitchen, here’s my latest article on Move.Nourish.Believe.com to help you avoid a Festive season blowout! 

Pssst… Hey, cute head!

Remember to jump in on the 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS! It’s running all December. I’m dishing out my hottest tips, tools ands tricks to beat the binge this holiday season so you can start 2016 NOT weighing fourteen kilos more than you do right now.  You can board the FREE GIVEAWAY TRAIN HERE

Double Pssst… 

Suuuuper big surprises coming your way over the next few weeks (yeah, I just can’t help myself) Hang tight, all will be revealed soon!

 

 

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