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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!

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I ate a tonne of chocolate today

 

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Yes, it was dark, organic cacao, but still…

Okay, a tonne might be a slight exaggeration, but I ate too much… waaaay too much.

Why am I telling you this?

Why??

Because I’m not perfect.

Because I was tired.

Because I had a tonne of work to do and I DIDN’T want to do it…

Who cares really, we can all come up with a thousand reasons, can’t we?

It was there, I wanted it, so I darn well ate it.

My point is, I want you to know that it’s okay to Ditch the Diet and live by YOUR rules.

You’re not perfect. I’m not perfect. And what’s more, I’m through with even TRYING to be perfect!

 

I STILL have days when I wrestle with the thought of eating an entire bag of chips. TRUST me, you’re not alone on this.

 

The difference is that NOW I don’t beat myself up for three days and go on a week-long binge like I used to.

 

But is it really okay to overeat? Yes, It’s okay.

 

It’s okay to go a little crazy from time to time.

In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s NECESSARY to go a little crazy from time to time.

Eating a little too much of the foods that used to be my kryptonite is a way to remind myself why I don’t do this anymore.

Belly ache… check.
Sick feeling in the stomach… check.
Headache… check, check and double check.

And still… It’s okay to go a little crazy, or not… this is YOUR game and YOU get to decide how it plays out.

The one thing that is forbidden in my life now is the nagging guilt I used to put myself through. I ate it. It’s over. Now it’s time to move on…

Does that mean I won’t have chocolate again for a while? Who knows? I don’t calculate those things anymore. If I choose to, I will, if not… that’s okay too.

My point is that now I have the tools and understanding that to torture myself over something I ate and launch into a full-blown “I hate my body, I’m so pathetic” tear-fest will only make it worse.

Much worse.

The kind of worse that moves from a little too much chocolate, to cookie crumbs and empty donut boxes strewn across the floor.

I don’t play those games with myself anymore.

I can’t. They’re too painful.

The only person who can change my life is ME, so WHY on earth would I beat up the ONE PERSON who could make the shift??

 

Sometimes we just need to get a little angry.

Angry at the diet industry for making us feel like crap.

Angry at the well-meaning spouse who bought junk food into house AGAIN.

Angry at the fashion industry for making clothes for Barbie doll sized people and not REAL WOMEN.

We just need to get angry enough to REFUSE to continue along this path that is stealing our self-love and appreciation for the magnificence that is YOU!

 

Are you stuffing your feelings down with food? Do you use food as a way to procrastinate? Hide? Not have to deal with LIFE?

 

If you’re looking for a way out, I have a FANTASTIC new offer I’m excited to share with you.

It’s all about setting ourselves FREE from the bondage of diets and body loathing.

Click here, lovely to find out more about Ditch the Diet Online Bootcamp and how it’s changing lives of women all over the world!

 

It’s time to Ditch the Diet, Live Healthy and Eat Real Food.

 

Here’s to Ditching the Diet!

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Do you deal with emotional eating?

What’s your biggest challenge? Let me know in the comments below.

 


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