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.
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Why Every decision counts
Even during COVID-19 lockdown, every decision counts.
Do the RIGHT thing? (make the smart food choice / do the exercise) The cost is that the WRONG thing can no longer happen (weight gain / feel like crap)
Do the WRONG thing (make the poor food choice / continue avoiding the exercise) The cost is that the RIGHT thing can no longer happen (feel good in your body)
Same power of decision.
Two very different outcomes.
The question is, which one do you want?
Maybe it’s time to stop fighting the big, deep, dark demon and just DO WHAT YOU KNOW IS RIGHT FOR YOU (which may be very different to what is right for someone else, but that’s another topic)
You put so much effort into AVOIDING the right choice that it would have been LESS PAINFUL to just DO the damn thing and MOVE ON.
Here you are, still stuck in the same old patterns and wondering when things will change?
I’ll tell you when they will change.
They will change when YOU DECIDE YOU ARE GROWN UP ENOUGH to wade through the much of changing.
Don’t want to be uncomfortable?
Then, stay as you are.
Don’t want to say “No” to yourself?
Then stay as you are.
Don’t want to miss out, exert effort or feel any discomfort whatsoever?
THEN, STAY AS YOU ARE.
And for God’s sake, stop whinging to yourself about it.
Because the truth is (and this is a biggie…)
You are UNCOMFORTABLE right now.
You are UNCOMFORTABLE in your body.
You are UNCOMFORTABLE eating in public.
You are UNCOMFORTABLE in your clothes.
(need I go on?)
So, if you’re going to be uncomfortable either way, wouldn’t it make sense to choose the SHORTEST ROUTE out of your discomfort?
Wouldn’t it make sense to go through a little discomfort now for the long term comfort later?
This is actually not the impossible task you make it out to be.
It really is as simple as saying “No” to yourself *sometimes*
Don’t deprive yourself.
Don’t deny yourself.
But you need to start somewhere.
And eventually, moving towards where you DO want to be will override the familiarity of staying where you DON’T want to be.
P.S. remember to Like and Share with a sister who needs this. There’s a whole bunch of FREE RESOURCES to help you take the first step.
You’ve got this.
Sending you elbow bumps from Iso💪🏼
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