By Dr Carl – Nutritionist, Chiropractor and Author of the GUT FLORA SLIM DOWN PROGRAM
No one plans on binge eating… but now that it’s happened, what’s next?
Whether it was brought on by a stressful life event or just feeling sad…
What’s done is done…
Right now, you may be feeling bloated, nauseous, and potentially guilty, but fear not!
I’ve got my top 5 tips to recover after an eating binge.
5. Don’t Freak Out
Step number one? Don’t freak out.
This eating binge has passed. Right now, we’re looking to move on.
Any leftovers still lying around? Get rid of them.
Feel like you immediately want to shake off that episode of indulgence? Exercise
Still feel like you’re having cravings or still generally freaking out or over run with guilt?
Well then, consider going to sleep. Sleep may be just the crutch your body needs in order to recover.
Not only will it help stave off the cravings, but it may be helpful in the future.
See, lack of sleep is known to increase your appetite, as well as dramatically affect levels of the ghrelin and leptin hormones, which are related to appetite and hunger regulation.
But the KEY here is to relax your mind… And stop it from getting the best of you…
4. Drink Something Spicy
Step number two!
A twist on your average cup of tea can also save you from that nausea you may be feeling, soothe your digestion, and overall help calm you down.
So add some warming spices such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, or turmeric to a warm cup of tea.
Why those in particular? Well, turmeric, for one thing, is a seriously powerful anti-inflammatory spice. It’s unreasonably packed full of antioxidants and antibacterial-- all designed to make you feel better.
If spicy spices aren’t your thing-- or tea overall, here’s a hack to this tip!
After a binging episode, try sucking on a peppermint candy if you can’t stand its tea version. What peppermint does is relieve indigestion and nausea, as well as taste pretty amazing. Cool huh?
3. Don’t Skip Meals
It may sound redundant to continue eating after a binge-eating episode, but starving yourself afterward is like fighting fire with fire.
The likelihood of another binge actually increases.
So what should you do to recover instead and nip this problem right from the get-go?
Plan your next meal, which is unskippable.
Stay away from what we like to call the “harbinger” of binge, which are things like carbonated beverages, coffee, fatty meats, pasta, chocolate, et cetera.
What you want to do instead is fill up on healthy fibers and proteins. And if you’re not sure what to eat, yogurt or Greek yogurt is always a good choice.
2. Drink a Lot of Water
A general rule of life is drinking water is good for you, but after an eating binge it’s irreplaceable.
Water will jump into work, helping soothe your digestion and reduce bloating.
So how much should you drink?
I suggest you should try to drink at least 2 liters of water every day… And after a binge is no different.
Don’t forget, you’re trying to help your body recover from foods that are high in salt and sugar, so you want to rehydrate again. (and water does the best job here much better than any sugar filled energy drink)
Plus, replacing sugary drinks with water will help you drop a few pounds in just a few weeks.
And here’s another nugget to hold on to…
Did you know often when you think you are hungry… You’re actually thirsty?
So next time you’re feeling like a binge… Drink a couple of glasses of water and watch as your hunger cravings subside.
1. Walk It Off
Our final tip and last step on how to recover after an eating binge is one of the simplest yet most powerful things yet: take a walk.
Believe it or not, but this form of exercise, even gentle as it is, can help empty the stomach quicker than another form of more intense exercise.
In addition to making you feel less bloated, a calm, peaceful walk does wonders for the soul.
Walking has been proven to relieve anxiety and stress, as well as make you feel more positive.
So go on… Take a walk. Your body (and mind) will thank you for it.
Struggling to lose weight and keep it off?
Everything you've been told about burning fat with diets and exercise is flat out wrong!
In fact, much of what you've been told might be causing the exact opposite to happen – making you FATTER, sucking your energy, making you look older, and diminishing your health!
The TRUTH is that…
- Watching what you eat (not binging)
- Scheduling meals
- Eating tasteless foods that leave you hungry and increase cravings
- Intense cardio and workout sessions
Are not sustainable weight loss options… because they put too many RESTRICTIONS on your life that frankly make you FEEL even worse than being overweight.
But it doesn’t have to be this way…
So here's what you should do NEXT..
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