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.
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!
Stop Procrastinating And Go For What You Want!
When people tell me aaaaall the reasons why they “just can’t do it now”, I have to smile because I was the MASTER of procrastination in my own life. It’s time to stop procrastinating and go for what you want!
Because the worst part is, we actually BELIEVE our reason (err, excuses) are valid. When in reality, they are a first class ticket to a life of untold pain and disappointment.
You think I’m being overdramatic?
I spent more than half my life PROMISING myself I’d “get to it later”.
I’d even go so far as to schedule a fancy new plan in a fancy new diary, purchased specifically for said event.
But despite the obscene number of $19.95 KIKKI K diaries I bought, none of them were able to motivate me to get the job done.
Weight loss was still a “some day” promise to me.
While stuffing my face with Krispy Kremes and hot chips to ease the pain of my disappointment was my daily reality.
We are now entering the annual Twilight Zone ✨ of New Year good intentions.
You can set all the best intentions in the world, but somehow, they vanish the moment a fruit mince pie or chocolate Santa float past you.
I get it.
It’s not easy.
But it doesn’t have to be HARD either.
It is safe for you to cut ties with the habits that do not serve you.
If you stop procrastinating and just go for what you want, you WON’T lose a part of yourself.
But you WILL create space for the things you really want to come in.
So if you’re telling yourself the story that come January 1st, you will magically be able to muster all the willpower you need to succeed?
Never going to happen.
You can keep fooling around with this emotional eating thing for the next few years or err, the rest of your life if that’s what you want to do but mark my words…
YOU WILL ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.
So if you find yourself elbow deep in cookie crumbs anytime over the next few weeks, ask yourself… why would you WANT to do this, and see what comes up for you.
Less COMPLEXITY equals more CLARITY
P.S. If you’re ready to join the sisterhood of women who have ditched emotional eating, reached their goal weight AND didn’t have to jump through donut rings of fire to do it, message me on Facebook or connect with me here. 🍩🔥
I’m now taking clients for 2017 1:1 Private Coaching.
If the only person holding you back (consciously or sub-consciously) is YOU and you’re ready to step up in 2017, let me know.
Isn’t it time you demanded more from yourself?
After all, it’s only your life, right?
Let me know when you’re done with making EXCUSES and I’ll show you how to get RESULTS
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