The holidays usually means family reunions and parties, and parties means food. (You know the kind- mom’s mouthwatering home cooked meals, delectable desserts and lechon!) It’s hard not to look at the dinner table. (At least for me. I gotta sample everything!) And before you knew it, you have consumed 5 slices of ham, 2 plates of spaghetti, 2 slices of cake and more. (Yes, I’m talking from experience.) I mean, come on, it’s the holidays! Who is not guilty of binge eating?
But now the holidays are over and maybe you’re feeling guilty and saying sorry to your midsection. Well, we can’t change the past but we can change the future. Cut yourself some slack and don’t get mad at yourself. We are only human, after all.
Here’s what to do (and what not to do) to recover from binge eating and get yourself back on track.
- Make a plan to get yourself on track and stay focused. Set small and large goals.
- Do your normal routine.
- Detox and hydrate. Water flushes out toxins. One great way to detox is by drinking infused water. It can also help in clearing the skin. Try these Top 10 DIY Infused Detox Water Recipes.
- Eat lots of veggies and fruits.
- Keep your grams of carbs and sugars as low as possible. Cut back on fruit juices, bread, chips and processed foods.
- Move your body. Do cardio. Sweat is one way to get rid of toxins. 9 Best Cardio Exercises You Can Do At Home
- Get enough sleep.
- Be patient and consistent. You will not see results right away. Continue eating clean and working out.
- Be mad and think you’ve failed.
- Repeat old mistakes and continue to overindulge.
- Punish yourself or try to “make up” for anything. Don’t overdo your cardios.
- Heavily restrict eating. The deprivation and hunger can trigger food cravings.
- Skip meals, as this often leads to binge eating later in the day.
Be kind to yourself and remember to enjoy what you’re doing and have fun!