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!
Raw Cherry Ripe Brownies
This little gem is gluten free and crazy pants delish! Next time the Binge Monster sneaks up on you from behind and scares the what-nots out of you, tell him to go attach himself to someone else’s booty. Your new secret weapon for beating the binge has arrived!
Raw Cherry Ripe Brownies
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups medjool dates, pitted
- ¼ cup organic coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup organic shredded coconut
- ½ cup cacao powder
- ½ cup fresh cherries, de-pitted and halved (you can use preserved cherries other fruit if desired)
- ¼ cup raw cacao nibs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Tiny pinch of salt (optional)
- Place your dates, walnuts, almond meal, cacao powder, shredded coconut, coconut oil, cherries and vanilla in the food processor and combine; add extra coconut oil if the mix is too dry.
- Next, stir in the cacao nibs and press the mix into a glass tray.
- Sprinkle with extra coconut (or icing sugar if you run out of coconut hahaa!) and dried cranberries and allow to set for 2 hours.
- Will store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
THE WORD ON THE STREET IS…
Cacao is super rich in magnesium. In fact, drinking a cup of hot cacao before meals can help naturally reduce your appetite (plueease! As if we needed another reason to love chocolate!)
Sending you lip-smacking love!
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