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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The Secret Shame Of A Binge Eater
There’s so much to be said about the secret shame of a binge eater. Binge eating is a problem in your life because you will always feel SHAME about anything that happens in SECRET.
When it comes to the secret shame of a binge eater, we all think “I’m the only one who struggles with food” but you’re not alone. We are a community of women who are here for each other. It’s so important to start uncovering the fears that keep you eating in secret because until you stop using food to bury those fears, you will never be able to change them.
Why Is It So Hard To Stop Binge Eating?
If you’re waiting for the diet industry to tell you that you’re good enough, they won’t. The secret shame of a binge eating means they make BILLIONS of dollars per year by convincing you you have flaws that aren’t real. You need to remind YOURSELF that you are good enough and you need to do it every. single. day. Relentlessly.
How Do I Recover After A Binge?
Women spend so much time trying to be physically attractive to find love that they forget the importance of being mentally attractive.
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“Proceeding to view this page may induce feelings of inadequacy and a subconscious affirmation that you, your body and your life are a piece of crap; to which we will respond by selling you products that you don’t need to solve the problems that you don’t have. Enjoy your user experience”.
It’s natural for your stomach to fold if you bend over. It’s part of a curvaceous female experience.
The world is not flat and neither are you. Focus on what makes you happy.
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And remember to ask yourself… what must I do TODAY to beocme the person I must be TOMORROW.
I believe in you.
Sending you chocolate coated love!
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