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!
I’ve decided to do something a little crazy…
Do you want to join my Weight Loss Challenge?
It’s still relatively early on the 2016 calendar which means this is traditionally the time of year we start our fancy new diet.
We SWEAR this time will be different and we will FOR SURE lose 500 kilos, keep it off forever and live happily ever after.
So as the temptation to start another “challenge” or “clean eating program” beckons you like a double fudge chocolate cake, I’m offering you a NEW CHALLENGE.
It’s simple. It’s not difficult and it won’t cost you a cent.
How about, this February, instead of throwing your casholla at another round of meal replacement shakes, weigh-ins or paleo plans, why not be kind to yourself and Ditch the Diets?
Why not stop treating your body it like it’s an amusement park and eating jelly donuts is the ride?
Why not end the obsession and stop pretending that your life will be any better than it is right now when you lose weight?
Why not eat what you want, when you want it and stop when you’ve had enough?
I’ll tell you why…
Because it’s easier to follow a plan, see a quick result and then pretend like all your problems have magically skipped off into Boogie Wonderland and NOW you can be happy because your jeans have a smaller size imprinted on them.
But it’s a lie.
You can lose all the weight in the world, but the REASONS you were eating to start with will STILL BE THERE.
It’s time to SERIOUSLY CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS…
WHAT do you want for yourself for 2016?
WHO do you want to be?
Because if you want to drag this out for another year and another year after that, then of course you can.
If you are ready to end the obsession and set yourself free, then shout it out below.
I want to be able to stand next to a chocolate cake without wishing I could roll around in it, naked… 🍫
Big love and squirrel hugs,
Hold on to your Snickers Bars…
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