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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!

MY SECRET FORMULA FOR INSANE HAPPINESS

My Secret Formula For Insane Happiness

You’ve made the decision.

Tomorrow you’ll rise before dawn, work out like an Olympic athlete, and never eat cheesy fries again. Ever. And you mean it. Until your day turns to sh*t and you find yourself driving through the golden arches while the attendant asks you, “would you like guilt with that?”

 

It’s the same old, same old. You want to stop overeating. You want to respect your body. You want to want it bad enough that you actually do it. So why can’t you?

 

I’ve been there. In fact, I spent the greater portion of my life there. That place somewhere between “I’m going to REALLY do it this time” and “I’ve messed it up so I’ll just eat everything in the kitchen and start again tomorrow.”

The thing is, you can’t mess up an ongoing process. Because it’s ongoing. Which means you always have an opportunity to course correct.

If learning about yourself, your body and your emotions was an overnight gig, the emotional eating party would have ended long ago. But it hasn’t. And not because you haven’t tried, but because you keep resisting the process. 

When everything you’ve ever tried has fallen flatter than a Betty Crocker pancake, how to you make plans that stick? In a word.. ACCEPTANCE

 

Acceptance of your circumstances will allow you to get out of your head and back into your body. If your day really has turned to sh*t, then rather than stuffing  down your pissed-off-ness, ask what are your options? If plans have changed, what can you do now that you didn’t consider before?

Accepting and taking control of what IS instead of b*tching about what ISN’T is the secret to insane amounts of happiness.

 

[bctt tweet=”Accepting and taking control of what IS instead of b*tching about what ISN’T is the secret to insane amounts of happiness.” username=”KyliePax”]

 

Here’s The Best Bits
1  Stop Trying & Start Doing

How many times have you promised yourself you’ll “try” to do better tomorrow? The word “try” is something you say so you don’t feel quite so crappy when you decide it’s all to freakin’ hard and what the hell were you thinking anyway? When it comes to your choice of foods, don’t “try” to do better. Instead, do the best you can in any given situation. Your best is your best. Period. Sometimes your best is an organic salad and sometimes your best is only half the pizza instead of all of it. This is your life. Your rules. You decide. Remember, you can’t fail if you don’t stop.

 

2  You Can’t Fall Off The Wagon

That wagon that you keep insisting you fall off of? It’s called “life”, and you CAN’T fall off. Thinking that you’ve “messed up” and “fallen off” some imaginary wagon just because you ate a cookie (or three or four) will keep you stuck in a never ending cycle of pain. This is life. Sometimes you win and sometimes you eat the cookie, but at all times your choices are fine. Sometimes a girl just needs a little sweetness to make it through the day, it does not mean that you should now go on a binge of biblical proportions and “start again” tomorrow. There are no bad days, only bad perspective.

 

3  Bottom Line?

A person who crawls to the finish line is still faster than the person who could have run, but didn’t.

 

 

[bctt tweet=”A person who crawls to the finish line is still faster than the person who could have run, but didn’t.” username=”KyliePax”]

 

 

Are you ready to quit quitting? Then join your sisters here and then…

 

Share this with your bestie because aside from all the awesome tips I give you, I’ll also let you in on the lesser known wonders of the internet such as this parrot dancing gangnam style

Chocolate coated love!
Kylie

 

P.S. Here’s some other stuff even better than the dancing parrot

 

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