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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It’s finally here! The Juice Pulp Banana Bread recipe you’ve all been waiting for!
It’s gluten free, grain free, vegan friendly and did I mention, delicious?
Drum roll, please…
Juice Pulp Banana Bread
Here’s what you need
- 2 cups loosely packed juice pulp (mine was carrot, apple, zucchini and a splash of lemon juice)
- 2 mashed ripe bananas
- 4 tbsp. honey (adjust according to the amount of fruit in your juice pulp)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup flax seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup cacao nibs
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup chopped & pitted medjool dates (optional)
What to do
Soak chia seeds for 10 mins in 300ml of spring water and set aside (this is your eggs substitute). In a food processor, blend pulp and bananas to a paste. Add honey, coconut oil and soaked chia and gently combine. Add all remaining nuts, seeds, almond meal, shredded coconut, dates and combine. Shape the mixture into small “slices” and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
The end product will remain quite moist due to the soaked chia and coconut oil. Just add a little more almond meal if the raw mix is too wet or a little water or fruit juice if it’s too dry. You may also like to adjust the amount of honey according to the amount of fruit in your juice pulp (is there such a thing as too sweet? I’m yet to find out!).
You can also try adding sultanas for extra fibre or replace the cacao nibs with a dash of cinnamon. Yum!
For all my raw foodies out there, I also threw a batch (minus the almond meal) in the dehydrator overnight and they became delicious crispy banana biscuits. Fantastic!
Did you like this recipe? Then check out these Banana Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies for a super filling meal on the run
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