Evening and Night-Time Snacking

There are multiple reasons why you could be finding it difficult to not snack in the evening. First be curious about which one (or ones ) are true for you.


#1 You have an insulin imbalance

If you are regularly eating refined sugar and refined carbohydrates such as flour, your body likely has an insulin imbalance.

In order to deal with the excess glucose (sugar and refined carbohydrates break down to glucose very quickly) in your blood, your body needs to produce more higher than natural insulin levels to move the glucose from your blood to your cells to be used as energy and to also store the excess as fat.

Whilst your body is in fat storing mode it cannot be simultaneously in fat accessing/breaking down mode. So if your body is still storing fat when your cells need more energy from glucose it cannot access your own fat reserves for that purpose and instead will send hunger signals to your brain so that you eat again and it can get the energy it needs that way. This is a vicious...

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Weight loss mindset

Weight loss mindset

I can’t lose weight because_________________!
I’ve tried everything and nothing works!
I must be doing it wrong!

A few of you this week have asked me what you (specifically you) need to do to lose weight because you’ve tried everything and nothing’s working.

You’re frustrated and wishing things were different and you’re looking for the answers.

You’re looking for the one thing that’s going to make the difference for you.

And I hear you. I really do.

It’s what I did for 25 years.

And I want you to know that I don’t have the answer.

I don’t have a magic formula and nor does anyone else.

The only person that has the magic formula is you.

What I want to tell you (and you may not appreciate this) is that the answer lies within you.

It’s not our ‘there’ waiting to be found.

The diet industry has been lying to you!

That’s the bad news.

The good news is that every single one of you...

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My overeating and weight loss journey

My thoughts on overeating and weight loss

I was approaching my 40th birthday and morbidly obese.

I existed in a state of embarrassment and shame.

Common thoughts at the time were…

“How much more weight do I need to gain before the weight gain stops?”
”I hope I don’t die at this weight, the ultimate humiliation would be having the pallbearers struggle to lift my coffin at my funeral”
“How did I become such a failure?”

I had a lovely home, two amazing children, a solid marriage, a successful business – no traumatic childhood.

I also used to think…

“Anyone hearing about my life will think I am a success – anyone looking at me will think I am a disaster”

I felt so capable in so many areas of my life, work, and family, and yet so incompetent at something that, I thought, should be relatively straight forward.

Losing weight and keeping it off!

My weight had fluctuated since my teens. I grew up in a family...

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How to stop self-sabotaging your weight loss

When I was struggling to lose weight, I was frequently self-sabotaging my diet. I would get frustrated and disappointed in myself, even though I felt powerless to stop. If this is familiar to you, I encourage you to get curious about what is happening in your brain and to learn how you can stop this negative behaviour by checking out this blog post.

 

What is self-sabotage?

It is the sabotaging, whether consciously or subconsciously, of oneself, or one’s own interests, plans, goals etc.

 

What are the ways in which we self-sabotage when we are trying to lose weight?

There are many ways in which we self-sabotage our own weight loss, most of them resulting in us eating something that does not support our weight loss goals, wehther we get some short term comfort and enjoyment from that eating or not. More specifically we:

  • Make food choices that don’t support our long term diet goals such as snacking on sweet treats, eating more food that we need at meal times and...
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