Tips for Recovering After a Holiday Food Binge

recovering holiday food binge

Well, the holiday weekend has come and gone.  How did you do?

If you were able to stick to your guns and continue to eat following the “90” portion of the 90/10 lifestyle, that’s great!  If you stuck to your plan and used the “10” portion of the 90/10 lifestyle to enjoy foods that you don’t usually indulge in, that’s great too!

But for those of you who are beating yourself up on a Monday morning with a post-holiday BBQ and alcohol binge hangover, this post is for you!

First of all, don’t beat yourself up!!  Remember that fitness and nutrition is a lifestyle.  Consider it a marathon, not a sprint.  We are all human beings and some days are definitely better than others.  Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and recommit to eating better and more healthy.

If you’ve been eating the 90/10 Nutrition way for any length of time, it’s likely that you don’t feel great physically today in addition to your mental beatdown.  The following tips, in addition to getting right back to eating your normal diet, will help you get back to yourself sooner

 

  • Drink lots and lots of water – Water flushes all of the extra salt and other preservatives out of your body sooner, plus if you’ve indulged in alcohol you could be dehydrated.  It aids in digestive processes as well.
  • Don’t starve yourself – Even though you may have eaten more calories than normal over the past few days, withholding calories that your body needs to function is a one way street back to binge-ville.  Eat your normal diet including fresh, whole foods to get your system back to normal.
  • Get some exercise – We get that you probably feel tired and lethargic.  Get up and move anyway!  Even a quick 15 minute sweat session is a great way to get your blood moving and re-energize yourself, plus it aids in digestion and helps reduce bloat.

The bottom line is to make sure you don’t let a few days off the wagon derail all of the progress you’ve made up until this point.  We’re all human, we all bow to temptation from time to time.

Move on with confidence that you’re making the decision to be the healthiest YOU you can be.

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