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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!

 

remember that time you were skinny Kylie Pax

No? Hmmm…

 

Is it because you never actually realised that dream? Or because you only had it for a second before it was stolen from you by caramel lattes and chocolate ding dongs?

 

I’ve been there. Many, many, maaaany times.

 

I used to diet like a hard core lunatic, reach my “goal weight”, then proceeded to stuff my face with strawberry ice cream sundaes in a delusional sugar stupor believing that “I had arrived” and now that I was “skinny” I could “eat what I want”.

 

But were ice cream sundaes what I wanted?

Or did I just want the way ice cream sundaes made me feel?

 

Special.

Sweet.

Happy.

 

Yes. I wanted happiness. And months of Rambo-esque dieting had certainly deprived me of that.

 

I wanted to feel special. The way I felt when I was five years old and my Mum rewarded me with jelly beans for not subjecting her to my weekly supermarket tantrums as she tried, with her dignity intact, to shop for the family groceries.

 

And I wanted sweetness. Not necessarily as a flavour, but as a component of my life. Why? Because my life was nuttier than a Christmas fruit cake!

 

After my husband of twenty-five years decided he “didn’t love me anymore” and we were “through”, I felt lost.

 

So I ate.

I ate A LOT.

I ate so much I gained two dress sizes in a few short weeks and suddenly the pain of my impending divorce seemed minor compared to the fact that my once loose Lorna Jane leggings could now only be used as fingerless gloves (that is, if one fancied stretching lycra leopard skin over their arms).

 

So what did I do?…

ONE THING.

I decided to get comfortable with the pain.

 

Yup. Call me crazy but Prince Charming riding off into the sunset on his Harley Davidson? Best thing that ever happened to me.

Because he left me with a gift.

The gift of decision.

 

I had to DECIDE, right then and there, was I going to drown in a sea of fluffy white lamingtons or would I rise to the top of my game and be the woman I was born to be.

 

Strong.

Independent.

Powerful.

 

But above all…

 

Not afraid.

 

Not afraid to be me.

Not afraid to feel my feelings.

And not afraid to show myself to the world. ALL of me (including my crazy pants “thing” with food).

 

So I chose the latter. Why? Because if I can only share one message in this life, I want you to know that you are NORMAL.

 

There’s nothing “wrong” with you and you don’t have an eating “disorder”.

 

What you have is a world full of people and problems, all pushing their opinions on you like an abandoned fun sized Snickers bar that made its break for freedom but ended up squished between the cushions of the couch.

 

Melted.

Misshapen.

And alone.

 

I want you to know that you CAN overcome emotional eating.

 

How do I know?

 

Because if I can do it, after thirty years of knock your sock off dieting, meal replacement shakes, obsessive exercise and one heck of a sugar addiction… you can DEFINITELY do it.

 

Just trust.

Take the first step.

And know that whatever you are faced with today….

 

You’ll be okay.

 

Here’s to Ditching the Diet!

kylie pax

 

 

 

 

 

Pssst… want to know how I started to find my way out of the emotional eating black forest (cake)? CLICK HERE to get my hottest secrets.

 

massive success 2

 

 

 


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  1. With all the chaos of this crazy life, sometimes I forget that I CAN do it. It will take a lot of perseverance but I WILL get there. Sometimes, the Voice tries to convince me that my eating (bingeing, overeating, bulimia, anorexia, etc) is not a problem but I have YOU to remind me to calm myself and get into my happy place where I matter and the Voice and frenzied eating is silenced. You’ve changed my life Kylie, thank you so much love!!

    1. Oh Darlee! You are just so sweet!!
      Thank you so much for your amazing words and yes, you CAN do this. You are more powerful than you will ever know. 🙂 x

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