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.
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!
Have you seen my mojo?
I think it eloped to Hawaii along with my dreams about being soooo fit and healthy this year.
Perhaps some planets are in retrograde or they drank too much Gatorade but either way they’re telling me to eat chocolate until they haul their ass back into alignment.
Yup, I’ve lost my mojo.
I know what I want to do, I’m just struggling to find the will to do it.
If you’re already wanting to wind back the clock and start 2016 again or your mojo is lost under a mountain of chocolate éclairs then dry those eyes and scroll down to get my top 3 tips to find your mojo so you can shake it like a polaroid picture
Tip 1 Don’t hide yourself away.
Use any and all resources available to you for support. No one, I repeat, NO ONE is rocking their life with such precision that they don’t need support. WE AAAALL NEED SUPPORT. In fact, thinking you can do this alone is more crazy than a PB and J without the “P”. Overcoming emotional eating is a tough chocolate coated nut to crack and thinking that no one understands you or that you’re the only person who feels this way is the numero uno thing that keeps us stuck is isolation, disappointment and shame. You’re not alone. We are a community of women who are here for each other. Post below. Join me on Instagram and Facebook. Alone we are, well… lonely, but together we are a mighty powerful bunch!
Tip 2 This is not an overnight gig. 🙅
Learning how to face your challenges without a chocolate bar in each hand can take months or even years. Why? Because however long it takes is however long it takes and however long it takes is how long it’s going to take before it starts to fall into place for YOU.
Your life is not about reaching the finish line without a scuffle, trip or fall. It’s is about uncovering the beliefs that bring you the deepest joy as well as the ones that keep you stuck and until you stop using food to bury those beliefs, you will never know what they are.
Tip 3 Chocolate won’t make it better. Believe me, I tried again yesterday. DID. NOT. WORK.
Lean into your feelings instead of trying to get away from them. They are a part of you that needs to be felt. When you cut them off, you cut off a part of yourself and nobody likes half a person. When you stop eating for reasons outside of physical hunger, all the things you’ve been using food to escape from will come to the surface. It’s okay. You can handle it. DON’T hide yourself away. DON’T withdraw from your own life. DO step up and decide that you deserve more in 2016 than ever before.
So, how is your relationship with yourself going so far in 2016? If you’re with me, shout it out in the comments below and join me on Facebook and Instagram for group accountability, love and support.
Are you in?🙈
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