Health Tip – Nov. 28 – How To Recover From a Thanksgiving Food Binge
Dee Dee – Health Tip
It happens to the best of us: Thanksgiving rolls around and we enjoy the holiday dinner a little too much. A binge that includes buttery potatoes, greasy gravy, rich casseroles, and—of course—lots of turkey (not to mention pumpkin pie!) can leave you feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and irritable. If you find yourself in this situation this year, you don’t have to suffer through the aftereffects. Here are some things you can do the day after Thanksgiving that will help you feel better—plus some tips for getting your diet back on track for the rest of the holiday season.
1. Commit to getting back on track immediately. Do not heed the call from the leftovers in the refrigerator.
2. Eat like it’s a normal day. Consume your normal-sized meals.
3. Avoid hard to digest foods. Your stomach is still reeling from the food frenzy of Thanksgiving.
4. Drink lots of water. It helps with digestive issues and also helps you feel full.
5. Get moving. Black Friday mall shopping only counts if you walk at a brisk pace and avoid the food court.
6. Change your attitude. A food binge can definitely derail your healthy habits and goals, but don’t let it bring you down. Worrying and disappointment in yourself won’t do you any good! Instead, change your thinking and know that you have the power to get back on track and move on.