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.
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Let’s start with the fact that your food choices are an investment in your future self.
It’s not the man 👱🏼 or the shoes 👠 or the house 🏡 or the money 💵 that will make you happy…
Heck! It’s not even the CHOCOLATE 🍫 (despite my 30 year attempt to prove that little theory wrong hahaa!)
What you’re searching for has been inside you the whole time (and no, I’m no longer talking about the chocolate)
What you WANT is peace, joy, acceptance, LOVE.
And THAT, has always been a free, no strings attached deal.
If you’re still rummaging around in the bargain bin, let me help you find the real prize.
So you had a cr*p day and ate too much?
and not only that…
You haven’t “messed up your diet” so there’s no need to eat enough chocolate to shut down a small Hershey’s factory
Overeating because you’ve had a stressful day does NOT mean you’ve FALIED nor does it make YOU a failure.
What it DOES mean is that you have a new opportunity to asses your choices with greater clarity.
Use it to make a new choice NEXT time.
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