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:⁠

You might be busy with kids, meetings etc, but it only takes a moment to check-in and see how you're feeling.⁠

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.⁠

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!


Don’t tell me you haven’t fantasised about chocolate that makes you skinny… 




Because I haven’t (well, at least not in the last ten minutes, anyway)

Things are changing here at Ditch the Diet HQ and I’m gearing up to solve your biggest, most bad-ass problems when it comes to:

Emotional eating

Binge eating

Over eating

Under eating

Yo-yo dieting and

How you can stand next to a plate of choc chunk cookies and not have indecent thoughts (oops! did I say that out loud? I meant to say, how you can beat the binge and FINALLY get a body that you LOVE!)  😉


So to get the chocolate covered fruit ball rolling, I want YOU to fire away with your questions!



Got a burning question?

That’s a fire hazard, you know…



Simply pop your most frustrating emotional eating questions in the comment box below!


I’m solving your biggest problems and answering all your burning Q’s over the coming weeks so stay tuned…


Here’s to Ditching the Diet!

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  1. So I just got thru listening to The Pain and Pleasure Principle (was so sad when you got emotional) and I have a pretty heavy question for you. From my childhood I have had trauma associated with food. My mum and dad were alcoholics and food was used by them in unhealthy ways to punish, show affection, etc. I developed anxiety when it comes to food which has been with me to this day. Do you have experience with anyone with similar issues? Do you think I can do these codes successfully without other forms of treatment like therapy or meds?

    1. This is a FANTASTIC Q, lovely!
      We all use food to some degree because, well… it’s just so yummy. But if food has become a source of love and acceptance when you had nothing else you could trust or rely on in your life, it’s hard to see a way out.
      I’ll be sure to answer this in an upcoming episode of DTD TV 😉 xx

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