Whether you had a particularly delicious holiday feast or someone at the office showed up with a box of your favorite donuts, you wound up eating much and are wondering if youll ever feel comfortable again.
Before you spend the next week beating yourself up, realize that everyone overeats now and then and that treating your body right is the best way to recover.
SKIP THE PITY PARTY
Spending time dwelling on what you ate, how much you ate and what you could or shouldnt have done will only make you feel worse after overeating.
If something in particular triggered you to have more food than usual, note what it was and forget about the rest. Consider the day after overeating to be a clean slate with no guilt and no lasting regrets.
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The day after overeating, have meals and snacks at your normal times. Skipping meals to compensate can set the precedent for an unhealthy cycle of restriction and bingeing. Its okay to go a little lighter on calories, but be reasonable when cutting back.
Stick to healthy choices like green salads with lots of fresh vegetables, whole grains with beans or fresh fruit with nuts or seeds. Well-balanced meals will help reset your bodys hunger and fullness signals to get you back into a normal eating schedule.
GRAB YOUR WATER BOTTLE
When you overeat, chances are you take in quite a bit of extra salt. This can make you feel even more bloated and uncomfortable.
Increase your water intake the day following your unplanned indulgence to aid your body in flushing out excess fluid. Water also helps to keep you hydrated and feeling full. If your stomach is really protesting, try sipping a cup of ginger tea to soothe your digestive tract.
STICK WITH YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE
Exercising while you still feel like youre going to explode may seem like the worst idea possible, but moving around is a healthy way to get yourself back on track.
Exercise stimulates your metabolism, helps you sweat out any water you may still be retaining and boosts the levels of endorphins in your brain. Youll wind up feeling lighter and happier after your workout and will be more motivated to maintain healthy habits.
REMEMBER YOUR GOALS
Focusing on something other than the fact that you overate keeps negative thoughts at bay. Consider your overall goals. Are you trying to lose weight? Do you want to get fitter every day? Perhaps you have a goal for your career or your hobbies. Whatever it is, remind yourself that food cant sabotage it and that one overly large meal is nothing but a minor setback.
In the long run, a single episode of overeating isnt going to have any negative consequences for your health. The best thing that you can do is get back to your regular habits, let your body sort itself out and recognize how you can avoid overeating in the future.
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