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Help! I always overeat in the evenings! Copy

Lauren Kent
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Nutrition
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Aug 8, 2022

Your day start's off well with a nutrient dense smoothie, you have your pre made snack for mid morning tea. Then Steve come's in saying you have a meeting in the next 5 minutes (which you were unaware of). This meeting goes for 2 hours, then straight after that you have 5 emails to reply to, 2 colleagues to mediate as they are having a disagreement.

Next thing you know it is 4pm you haven't eaten since 10am, you arrive home at 5pm with your family asking you what is for dinner. You feel so overwhelmed, tired and hungry you say bugger it. Let's order takeaway as i can't be bothered cooking.

You have your takeaway but you still feel hungry, so you go to the cupboard and pick at things in the cupboard, next thing you know you are extremely full and feel bloated and uncomfortable, then in the morning you don't feel like breakfast because you overate last night and still feel full from it. 

The cycle repeat's it's self you feel defeated and unsure of what to do.

First thing:

The first thing to do is get back into a regular eating pattern, as if you restrict or skip meals the same thing will more than likely happen again. Even if you are full aim to have breakfast even if it is something as light as a banana or an egg.

Second:

Reflect on what barriers occurred and how you can tackle them. Maybe having a bigger lunch, having a sachet of protein powder/protein bar in your car just incase you forget a snack, leave things at work for a "just in case". Prepare your veggie's/meals for when you get home you can easily just chuck them on. Or use frozen veg

Thirdly:

When you have dinner make it a non negotiable to have a handful of veggies with your dinner and aim to eat this slow and mindfully. This can help you wind down and bring in some sort of a meditation aspect

Last but not least:

Be kind to yourself, beating yourself up leads into a full blown f*** it moment where you just give up completely. Be curious and aware, take ownership of the choices you made then find way's to progress forward

This take's time and practice but you will get there!

Lauren Kent
Lauren is the founder of Impact, she enjoys challenging herself, music and chocolate!

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