Ugh! It happened again. Despite your best intentions to avoid overeating, you went overboard. You now feel bloated, sluggish, and even some regret. So, now what should you do to recover after overeating?
Whether it is the day after Thanksgiving or the morning after a long weekend, most of us know the feeling of overindulging all too well. Your first instinct may be to punish yourself but don’t! Being angry with yourself will only make you feel worse, not better. In order to move forward today, you must make peace with your actions from yesterday.
Being angry with yourself will only make you feel worse, not better. In order to move forward today, you must make peace with your actions from yesterday.
In other words, don’t starve yourself or skip meals today because you overate yesterday. Eating consistent meals helps to rev up your metabolism, stabilize blood sugar levels, and fight off fatigue. While skipping meals does the exact opposite. Getting back to your regular eating routine, without skipping meals, is exactly what you need to recover after overeating.
Protein and vegetables will keep you satisfied and feeling light. Think a veggie omelet for breakfast, chicken and vegetable soup for lunch, and grilled fish tacos with cabbage slaw for dinner.
Water will help you flush out extra salt. In turn, you will fell less bloated. Drinking plenty of water will also help to curb cravings, ward off hunger, and restore your body back to balance.
Move your body! It really doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do something. So, go for a walk, hit the gym, or dance around your house to your favorite song. You will feel better and your body will thank you.