Firstly, having moments when we over eat is actually completely normal and we don’t have to be ‘fixed’ when we do 🧁🥂
Secondly, self compassion not self criticism is the best method to use to combat any overeating on a regular basis, especially if we don’t want to or are unaware that we are doing it.
It’s probably one of the most common requests for help that I’ve had when clients have been wanting to change their shape or become more consistent with their healthy eating.
In my opinion there are a few reasons why you might be over eating every weekend:
You Restrict Too Much In The Week
This is often the most common reason why we over eat. We have under eaten Mon-Thurs and enter the weekend feeling deprived both physically and mentally. This often results in overeating/binging to compensate and perpetuates the restrict-binge-yo-yo diet cycle.
You’re Emotional Eating
We can all have periods where we eat according to our feelings but from experience if you a unhappy at a deeper level, you could be using food to numb out rather than face those feelings. It could be work, relationships, self esteem or any event/feeling that you’re not coping with. and if it’s a regular occurrence then maybe you need some help.
It’s A Habit
Put simply, you’re of the mindset that it’s the weekend and that’s when you eat and drink exactly what you want. No judgement by the way, I’ve been there 🏻♀️ We just have different rules for Fri-Sun than the week days. It’s routine. And *if* we want to change this then we have to have a mindset and behaviour shift which will take a little practise, some messing up and creating new habits for the weekend that work for us.
*This info is aimed at those of you who regularly struggle with overeating or eating in a less balanced, moderated way at the weekends than you want to*
I’m not telling you what/how you should eat because as always #YouDoYouHun but if this is something you struggle with then identifying it and becoming aware is the first step to creating positive action and moving forward. - 17 minutes ago