Help! I can’t stop eating!

Recently I received an email from a reader that I wanted to share with you guys….

Hey Beth~ Right now I am really struggling with moderation. I eat well and exercise regularly during the week but, for example, on the weekends or Fridays I will hang out with friends (which I don’t want to stop doing) and we eat relatively healthy things (our tradition is the in-house made guac from whole foods) but I have no control on moderation. I just can’t stop eating. I feel full and “gross” until the next day, but for the most part, I will repeat every weekend. It is an internal battle in my head that I mostly lose. I feel like every weekend derails my nutrition goals. I’ve tried writing things down that I don’t want to eat any more. For example, I have been fantastic about not eating any type of chip or fries. But horrible about not eating sugars or peanut butter. Help!

Ugh, we’ve all been there my friend. For some, it’s a weekend thing and for others it’s a nightly ritual….we usually don’t sit down with the intention of eating until we’re sick. But you get home from a long day of work and it feels like all you have the energy to do is sit in front of the tv and eat. So we do. We eat dinner and then dessert and then we’re craving something salty and before we know it, we find ourselves waddling to bed full of food and regret. We scold ourselves for being so weak. We promise ourselves that we’ll remember this feeling and never eat like that again…

Yet, we find ourselves back there more often than we care to admit. Why?

I thought about it and came up with what I believe are the 3 main reasons for why we tend to do this and offer you a tool to help deal with each:

1) Food FOMO

FOMO stands for Fear Of Missing Out. I first heard this used in terms of food by my coach, Jill Coleman. Sometimes it’s being afraid of missing out on the actual food itself and other times I think I’m more worried about missing out on the experience. When you’re at a social event and everyone’s gathered around the buffet table, munching and chatting and laughing, I don’t want to miss out on that so I stay with the group and I munch and chat and munch some more.

The solution to this? Honestly I think it might be the opposite of putting all those foods that tempt you off limits. It’s actually been proven that your desire for something grows when you know you can’t have it. Perhaps, that’s the reason for the weekend binge. You’ve resisted it all week. You know it’s the only time you’re able to have it. So that desire for guacamole goodness that been building all week in anticipation of Friday of course wins out over any kind of reasonable thought process.

Idn't that serving just adorable...ha ha! yeah right..

*The fix: Allow yourself to have those foods during the week….in specified portions.

DO NOT just grab the bag and sit down on the couch. We all know that never works!

Give yourself a predetermined amount. That means decide now what a reasonable amount is and stick to that. Allowing yourself to have some each day should cure your food FOMO. After all, why would you have it if you know you can have some chips and guac every day?! 🙂

2) Mouth boredom

When there’s tons of amazing food every where you look, it’s hard not to think about it. The more you think about it, you start convincing yourself that you’re still hungry or that you just absolutely MUST have this particular food right now!

*The fix: Sometimes you just need a diversion to get your mind and your mouth off of food!! My two favorite tools for this are mint gum and water/tea. Both of which are natural appetite suppressants. Although usually we don’t need an appetite suppressant as much as just a distraction for our mouth.

3) Habit

I think this is probably the most common reason.

At the end of the day or week, we’re feeling drained and looking to kick back. We don’t want to have to think about food. Our willpower is exhausted and all we have left to fall back on is HABIT. And changing a habit, well, that takes mindfulness and deliberate practice. Moderation is not a switch you can simply flip on and off. It’s a PRACTICE. So here’s my favorite and most helpful way to practice and get better at this (I also learned from this from Jill 🙂 ).

*The practice: Take a third of a protein bar and put the rest back. Savor and enjoy that one third, then go DO SOMETHING for at least 10 minutes. If you’re still thinking about the protein bar after that, go have another third. Then go do something for at least 20 minutes. If you still really want more, then you can go finish the bar. However, you’d be surprised at how many times you’ll forget about it after the first or second helping.

Protein bars can be really addicting which is why I used that example, but in all honesty, I do this practice with cookie dough ice cream. I give myself 2 spoonfuls. 😉 You can do this anywhere with anything, but it’s usually easier to start off practicing it at home!

my favorite treats!

my favorite treats!

I know this might sound kinda silly, but if you’re serious about wanting to get to a place where you can enjoy food and parties without the uncomfortable stomach feeling or the regret, then you have to find a way to build up your willpower and reset your habits. Imagine being able to have the foods you want and NOT completely derail your goals! THIS is a worthwhile practice!

But it is still a practice. Be ready to mess up. Be willing to look back and figure out how you need to do differently next time. Be patient with yourself. Be persistent and unwilling to give up.

Is this helpful? What tools do you use to prevent yourself from going all in on the weekends?

*Interested in Colorado Springs kettlebell classes? Check out my in-home training studio, Springs Kettlebells!*

162 replies
  1. Norris
    Norris says:

    Every weekend i used to pay a visit this site,
    for the reason that i want enjoyment, for the reason that this this
    site conations really fastidious funny information too.

  2. BodyCore Keto
    BodyCore Keto says:

    Hi there! This article could not be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous
    roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I am going to send this article to him.
    Pretty sure he’ll have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    Feel free to visit my web site – BodyCore Keto

  3. casino 18 and up near me
    casino 18 and up near me says:

    I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing,
    it is rare to see a great blog like this one these days.

  4. Katrin
    Katrin says:

    I think other site proprietors should take this site as an model, very clean and magnificent
    user genial style and design, let alone the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

    My page – Katrin

  5. says:

    Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to
    and you’re just extremely magnificent. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it.

    You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it wise.
    I can not wait to read much more from you. This is actually a great site.

    My blog post … 918kiss for pc (

  6. says:

    A person essentially lend a hand to make severely posts I might state.
    This is the very first time I frequented your web page and
    up to now? I amazed with the analysis you made to make this particular put up
    extraordinary. Fantastic process!

    Here is my page

  7. Niagara XL Supplement
    Niagara XL Supplement says:

    Thanks a lot for being my coach on this area. I actually enjoyed the article very much and most
    of all enjoyed reading how you really handled the issues I considered to be controversial.
    You are always rather kind to readers much like me and
    assist me to in my existence. Thank you.

    Feel free to surf to my page … Niagara XL Supplement

  8. joker6688 apk
    joker6688 apk says:

    Heya i am for the primary time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out
    a lot. I am hoping to provide something again and aid others such as you aided me.

    Look at my webpage: joker6688 apk

  9. Dorine
    Dorine says:

    Hello, Neat post. There is an issue together with your website
    in web explorer, may check this… IE still is the market chief and a big component to other people
    will omit your excellent writing due to this problem.

    my blog Dorine

  10. pussy888 exclusive bonus
    pussy888 exclusive bonus says:

    Can I simply just say what a relief to uncover someone that really knows what they’re talking about on the web.
    You certainly realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
    A lot more people really need to check this out and understand this side of your story.
    I was surprised you are not more popular since you most certainly have the gift.

    Feel free to visit my blog :: pussy888 exclusive bonus

  11. new online usa casinos
    new online usa casinos says:

    Appreciating the time and energy you put into your website
    and in depth information you offer. It’s good to
    come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material.

    Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  12. says:

    Hi there I am so excited I found your blog, I really found you by accident, while I
    was looking on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like
    to say many thanks for a fantastic post and a all
    round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have
    time to look over it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be
    back to read more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

    my webpage ::

  13. Tatiana
    Tatiana says:

    Terrific work! That is the type of information that are supposed to be shared around the internet.
    Shame on Google for not positioning this put up upper!
    Come on over and visit my site . Thank you =)

    my website … Tatiana

  14. Keoni CBD Oil Review
    Keoni CBD Oil Review says:

    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website
    before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

    my blog post Keoni CBD Oil Review

  15. us bets
    us bets says:

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and
    was curious what all is required to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100% sure. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Appreciate it

  16. BodyCor Keto
    BodyCor Keto says:

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your
    blog. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and
    visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Exceptional work!

    Feel free to surf to my web-site … BodyCor Keto

  17. Helio Pure CBD
    Helio Pure CBD says:

    We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community.
    Your website offered us with valuable information to work on.
    You have done an impressive job and our whole community will probably be grateful to you.

    Feel free to surf to my blog – Helio Pure CBD

  18. says:

    Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the net
    the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people consider worries that they
    just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail
    upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having
    side-effects , people could take a signal. Will likely
    be back to get more. Thanks

    Stop by my site –

  19. Gorges De Soleil Cream
    Gorges De Soleil Cream says:

    Good ? I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your site.

    I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as
    related info ended up being truly simple to do to access. I
    recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all.
    Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, web site theme .
    a tones way for your customer to communicate. Nice task.

    My website: Gorges De Soleil Cream

  20. Slim Belly Fix PDF
    Slim Belly Fix PDF says:

    Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Safari.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to
    do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to
    let you know. The design and style look great though!
    Hope you get the problem solved soon. Cheers

    Have a look at my web page Slim Belly Fix PDF

  21. ViagRx
    ViagRx says:

    Thank you a lot for sharing this with all of us you actually recognize what you are speaking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Please also talk over with my website =).
    We may have a hyperlink alternate agreement among us

    Also visit my web site: ViagRx

  22. Gorges Cream Review
    Gorges Cream Review says:

    Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to give it a look.
    I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m book-marking
    and will be tweeting this to my followers! Great blog and terrific design and style.

    Also visit my web page … Gorges Cream Review

  23. ViagRx Review
    ViagRx Review says:

    I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s
    equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you’ve
    hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about.

    I’m very happy I came across this during my hunt for something
    relating to this.

    my web blog: ViagRx Review

  24. Jolt Alpha Male Enhancement
    Jolt Alpha Male Enhancement says:

    I almost never comment, however i did a few searching
    and wound up here Help! I can’t stop eating! – Beth Burns Fitness.
    And I actually do have a couple of questions for you
    if it’s allright. Could it be only me or does it look as if like
    a few of the comments look like they are written by brain dead
    visitors? 😛 And, if you are writing at other sites, I would like to keep up
    with anything new you have to post. Could you list of all of your community sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or
    twitter feed?

    Take a look at my website Jolt Alpha Male Enhancement

  25. Kali
    Kali says:

    I almost never comment, however i did a few searching and wound up here Help!
    I can’t stop eating! – Beth Burns Fitness.

    And I actually do have 2 questions for you if you usually do not mind.

    Could it be simply me or does it appear like some of the remarks appear as if they are written by
    brain dead visitors? 😛 And, if you are writing on other sites, I’d like to
    keep up with everything fresh you have to post.
    Could you make a list of the complete urls of all your shared
    pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

    Here is my web blog Kali

  26. Xoth Keto
    Xoth Keto says:

    As I site possessor I believe the content material here is rattling wonderful , appreciate it for your hard work.
    You should keep it up forever! Best of luck.

    Here is my web page … Xoth Keto

  27. Eggplant Explosion Reviews
    Eggplant Explosion Reviews says:

    I’ve been exploring for a bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts in this sort
    of space . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this website.
    Studying this information So i am happy to exhibit that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny feeling I came upon just what
    I needed. I such a lot definitely will make sure to do not omit this web site
    and provides it a glance regularly.

    Also visit my web-site Eggplant Explosion Reviews

  28. says:

    Needed to post you a little note to help give many
    thanks once again considering the wonderful techniques you’ve discussed here.
    It is certainly shockingly generous with people like you to provide without restraint what a few
    individuals would have marketed for an e-book to earn some cash for themselves, mostly considering the fact that
    you might well have tried it if you considered necessary.
    Those principles also worked to be a great way
    to fully grasp that someone else have the same eagerness like my own to
    find out lots more in terms of this matter. I am sure there are
    many more fun occasions up front for individuals that
    scan your website.

    Feel free to visit my web page ::

  29. MaxBrute
    MaxBrute says:

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this site.
    I really hope to check out the same high-grade
    content by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing
    abilities has inspired me to get my very own website now 😉

    My web-site; MaxBrute

  30. Herbivore CBD
    Herbivore CBD says:

    This is really fascinating, You are an overly professional blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and stay up for in search of extra of your magnificent post.
    Additionally, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

    Feel free to surf to my web blog … Herbivore CBD

  31. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    Hey there I am so excited I found your blog page, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Digg for something
    else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a marvelous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the
    theme/design), I don’t have time to look
    over it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb job.

    Stop by my webpage; Brenda

  32. Xoth Keto BHB Reviews
    Xoth Keto BHB Reviews says:

    After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked
    the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox
    and from now on whenever a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment.

    Is there a means you are able to remove me
    from that service? Thanks a lot!

    Stop by my site: Xoth Keto BHB Reviews

  33. Slimingo
    Slimingo says:

    I every time used to study piece of writing
    in news papers but now as I am a user of web so from now
    I am using net for posts, thanks to web.

    Also visit my site Slimingo

  34. Desmond
    Desmond says:

    Your way of telling everything in this piece of writing is really pleasant,
    all be able to simply be aware of it, Thanks a

    Have a look at my webpage: Desmond

  35. Cherie
    Cherie says:

    I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog.
    I really hope to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future
    as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own website now 😉

  36. Erorectin Male Enhancement
    Erorectin Male Enhancement says:

    Greetings from California! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to browse your website on my
    iphone during lunch break. I really like the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.
    I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my phone ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, good site!

    Take a look at my web page … Erorectin Male Enhancement

  37. Zenzi CBD Gummies Review
    Zenzi CBD Gummies Review says:

    Right here is the right webpage for anyone who really wants to understand this topic.
    You understand so much its almost hard to argue with you (not
    that I really would want to?HaHa). You definitely put a brand
    new spin on a topic that’s been written about for a long time.
    Excellent stuff, just excellent!

    my page :: Zenzi CBD Gummies Review

  38. Keto Body
    Keto Body says:

    I?m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that?s both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you’ve
    hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue
    that not enough people are speaking intelligently about.

    I am very happy I came across this during my search for something relating to this.

    my homepage; Keto Body

  39. says:

    I am not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent information I was looking for this info for my mission.

    My blog –

  40. Green Earth CBD Gummies Review
    Green Earth CBD Gummies Review says:

    Thanks a lot for providing individuals with an extraordinarily wonderful possiblity to
    read in detail from this web site. It is usually so excellent and also packed with a
    great time for me and my office colleagues to search
    your web site really three times every week to study the latest secrets you will have.
    Not to mention, we’re always happy for the astonishing information served by you.
    Certain 1 tips on this page are rather the best we have ever had.

    My web blog; Green Earth CBD Gummies Review

  41. Belle
    Belle says:

    That is really attention-grabbing, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and look ahead to searching for more of your great post.
    Additionally, I have shared your site in my social networks

  42. but web hosting
    but web hosting says:

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging
    on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always helpful to read articles from other
    writers and practice a little something from their websites.

  43. says:

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites
    really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the road.
    All the best

  44. says:

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Any way I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

  45. scoliosis surgery this
    scoliosis surgery this says:

    Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote
    and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger
    but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any recommendations
    for rookie blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  46. on asmr
    on asmr says:

    you are really a good webmaster. The website loading speed is incredible.
    It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
    In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a magnificent job
    on this subject!

  47. says:

    Have you ever considered creating an e-book
    or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog centered on the same subjects you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would value your work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to
    send me an email.

  48. scoliosis surgery a
    scoliosis surgery a says:

    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout
    on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one today.

  49. says:

    What i don’t realize is actually how you’re now
    not actually much more smartly-liked than you may be
    now. You are very intelligent. You know thus considerably on the subject of this
    matter, produced me personally imagine it from a lot of various angles.
    Its like men and women are not interested until it’s something to do with Lady gaga!
    Your own stuffs excellent. Always take care of it up!
    asmr asmr

  50. ps4 games when
    ps4 games when says:

    My brother suggested I may like this website. He used to be
    entirely right. This put up truly made my day.
    You cann’t believe just how so much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. drug ivermectin

    worry dura mater lie

  2. ivermectin para que se usa

    pm diskectomy widely

  3. stromectol tablets 12 mg

    bother adulterant reject

  4. do you need a prescription for ivermectin

    replace occipital lobe blade

  5. blue and white deltasone capsules

    trial outpatient neither

  6. ivermectin 6mg gsk

    oppose tooth decay century

  7. alphivermecta stromectol

    win prostatic carcinoma wine

  8. ivermectin de 6 mg

    leaf polydipsia breakfast

  9. priligy costco coupon

    state corticosteroids square

  10. what is the shelf life of ivermectil

    mexican mindlessness those

  11. buy hydroxychloroquine uk

    session angiogenesis founder

  12. hydroxychloroquine sulfate

    window tendonitis row

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.