You skip meals during the day or limit your food intake, so your body is ravenous by the time you get home.
You are so stressed and anxious during the day that coming home to eat is a relief from the pressures of the day that send you straight to the fridge or glass of wine to unwind.
Eating has become your only source of pleasure because you are not having enough fun or relaxation in your life. You use food to help you unwind or cope with difficult emotions, boredom, loneliness, procrastination etc
This then becomes a habit.
Now we know what overeating at night looks like and what most likely is the cause?
If you eat regular meals during the day it is more satisfying to the body.
Make sure to drink enough water during the day and evening, being less than well hydrated can make one think you are hungry. Sit down to eat dinner don’t eat in front of the TV. If feeling stressed or worried have a long soak in the bath, with some candles and soothing music. Learn a little bit about meditation …many guided short meditation clips available.
Keep a journal and list the benefits to yourself and your loved ones of losing weight and getting healthier. Phone a friend.