Why We Overeat at Nighttime
A lot of people always tell me how on point they are during the day but once nighttime arrives, it’s very hard for them to not overeat.
Overeating is simply a way for us to change the way we feel. Or more so, numb how we feel so we don’t have to feel it. The only (sustainable) way to overcome overeating is to let yourself feel.
Through tons of research, and tons of experiments and experience, I’ve found that the best form of advice is in the form of questions.
So here are some to get you started:
What does the nighttime represent to you?
Are you lonely?
Do you wish you were with a lover?
Are you dreading another day of work?
Are you overwhelmed by the stuff all around you?
Are you extremely bored?
Are you haunted by your past?
Are you not intellectually challenged whatsoever?
Do you have a significant other/spouse that makes you feel even more lonely because you don’t connect with them in a way that you want to be?
If you want to crack the code on why you overeat at night start asking yourself these questions.
Here’s the deal though: Deep down we may know (even though we might not want to know!) the real reason so it’s just easier to eat so we don’t have to face the discomfort.
For everyone in this world, making big life changes is terrifying. Change is absolutely 1000% scary.
But if you’re going to ‘stick it out’ whatever ‘it’ is, and choose unhappiness over uncertainty here’s my advice:
Make the best of your situation and accept it.
But don’t fight reality – a reality that’s in your control to change.
Because you can change it. Or you can make the best of it. But complaining is just useless. Wallowing has never made anyone happier.
Start thinking about these questions, and if you need some help, as always, I’m here for you!