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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!

RAW BOUNTY BITES

Can you eat your Raw Bounty Bites and lose weight too?

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YES. YOU. CAN!

I’ve been experimenting with these little beauties for a while now (yes, it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it) and I have to say, not only do these Raw Bounty Bites taste AH.MAZ.ING, they are totally guilt free too!

You see, Ditching the Diet means waving a sweet (and in this case, chocolate coated) “bye bye” to deprivation. It means never having to say “no” to something you really want to eat, for fear that it will ruin your “diet” (only to pig-out on it in secret two days later!)

When you Ditch the Diet, you set yourself free to enjoy a whole world of delicious food that you just simply never knew existed, because you were too busy jumping from one fad diet to the next (and let’s be honest… it never really get you to where you want to be, did it?)

It’s time to relax. The diet industry would like you to think that you can’t live without them. That if you’re not dancing to the beat of their over-inflated drum, like a Muppet dancing on hot coals,  you will gain two thousand kilos before your head hits the pillow tonight.

But you won’t.

I promise you, you won’t.

Once you truly learn to listen to what your gorgeous body wants to eat, eeeeverything changes.

And just to show you how delicious your new life of dietary freedom can be… BEHOLD! Raw Bounty Bites!!

Here’s how it’s done…

 

Raw Bounty Bites

INGREDIENTS
Coconut Filling
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup (or organic honey)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar (or substitute with 2 more tbsp rice malt syrup or honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Easy Chocolate Coating
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
Make The Coconut Filling
  1. In a medium sized saucepan, gently combine coconut milk, coconut oil, honey/rice malt syrup/coconut nectar and sea salt.
  2. Once combined, stir through shredded coconut.
  3. You can either roll this mixture into balls or pour the mixture into a lined baking dish, press down firmly with your hands (this is a great job for the kids!) and place in the freezer for approximately 30 to 60 minutes to set (the coconut mixture, not the kids) 😉
  4. Once set, remove the coconut mixture from the freezer, cut into bite sized pieces and return to the freezer while you make your chocolate coating.
Make The Easy Chocolate Coating

If you want to get fancy, you can use a double boiler for this process, but I don’t (who wants to wash more dishes?)

  1. Use a small non-stick saucepan and melt all the chocolate coating ingredients over a low heat. Once combined, take the coconut bites from the freezer and carefully dip each one in the chocolate coating.
  2. Place on a wire rack to “drip” or, if you’re like me and you don’t want to waste one ounce of that delicious chocolate coating, just place them directly onto a lined tray and return to the freezer to set (approximately 20 minutes)

Keep remaining Bounty Bites in the freezer until ready to serve, but let’s face it… once the family sees these little babies, there’ll only be crumbs remaining.

 

Have you Ditched the Diet and taken back control of your relationship with food yet?

(And if you’re shaking your head, seriously,  what’s up with that? I have soooo many amazing recipes and free resources, there’s no reason for you to stay stuck in emotional eating and diet drama for one more day)

The countdown is on. Join us here.

Delish? Share with a bestie and let me know in the comments below!

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