How to Rebound from Overeating
I’m sure many of you have experienced that heavy, bloated feeling from going overboard on a meal. Maybe you were out celebrating, or maybe you were indulging in a cheat meal, whatever the reason, overeating can leave you feeling uncomfortable and even guilty at times. However, there are some steps you can take to bounce back from an overeating binge and get back on track with your diet!
Drink Plenty of Water
A great way to get your metabolism going, is by drinking 16 oz of water as soon as you wake up. Not only does water support a healthy metabolism, but it also helps to break food down. With so much food in your system, drinking enough water the day after a binge is essential.
Try a Cleansing Tea or Drink
There are great detoxing teas you can drink to help cleanse your body of any toxins that might be lingering. Youngevity offers L’daras Slim/Detox tea and True2Life TrueDetox tea that deliver herbal blends that help to naturally cleanse the body. You can also try an detoxing smoothie, like the Greenest Smoothie.
The Greenest Smoothie from Epicurious
1 banana, frozen, cut into 1″ pieces
1 cup frozen pineapple pieces
1 cup fresh parsley, spinach, or kale leaves
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
1 teaspoon agave syrup (nectar)
1 teaspoon matcha (green tea powder)
1/2 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger
Matcha is available at Japanese markets and online.
Purée banana, pineapple, parsley, almond milk, almond butter, flaxseed oil, agave, matcha, and ginger in a blender. Sweeten with more agave, if desired.
Grab Some Probiotics
Help your body fight any bad bacteria with some good bacteria. Probiotics not only help support your intestinal health for healthy digestion, but they also support a healthy immune system. When you need a little boost, you can get an extra dose of probiotics with Ultimate Flora FX™.
Eat healthy, detoxifying meals the next day
The best way to get back on track is to eat a healthy meal. Additionally, there are many foods that help support a natural cleanse. Try the following Curried Coconut Soup recipe from Epicurious.
2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 (2 1/2″) piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
1 tablespoon medium curry powder (such as S&B)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 cup red lentils
1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro, plus leaves with tender stems for serving
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 (13.5-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk, shaken well
Lime wedges (for serving)
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium. Cook onion, stirring often, until softened and golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, curry powder, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add lentils and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add tomatoes, ½ cup cilantro, a generous pinch of salt, and 2½ cups water; season with pepper. Set aside ¼ cup coconut milk for serving and add remaining coconut milk to saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until lentils are soft but not mushy, 20–25 minutes. Season soup with more salt and pepper if needed.
To serve, divide soup among bowls. Drizzle with reserved coconut milk and top with more cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
Get up and move!
Don’t just lay on your couch and watch Netflix all day, go outside and get your body moving. Movement helps burn calories and with so many extra in you, you’ll want to make sure you get your heart rate up. So go out for a walk, or even better, a nice jog!
Next time be mindful when you’re out at events or eating a not so healthy meal. Preventing an overindulging meal will be an even greater victory!