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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I’m So Tired Of Trying
Today I’m really tired and I just want to eat chocolate. Or cake. Or cake smooshed into chocolate. I’m not fussy.
Basically, I want to stop feeling what I’m feeling and eating seems like the perfect solution.
But then I stop.
And I think…
As good as smooshy chocolate cake sounds right now, will it REALLY give me what I’m craving?
Will it solve all my problems?
Will it release me from this zombie coma?
Will Oprah bust through my front door with her personal trainer and help me get my life in order when the smooshy cake is gone?
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Most people want a perfect relationship. I just want a pizza that looks like the ones in commercials. But seeing as that’s obviously not a thing, I use these 5 life hacks to to remind me that I’m the boss of chocolate. It’s not the boss of me.
Dig in and share your fave below!
Kylie’s Emotional Eating Life Hacks
1 Emotions pass in 90 seconds.
2 You will never feel like doing the right thing so you might as well just do it.
3 Your life is the result of your most repeated patterns.
4 Life will always hand you perceived problems in the areas you need to grow.
5 Never mistake your insecurities for your intuition.
Love and unicorns!
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