4 Ways To Get Back On Track After Holiday Overeating

4 Ways To Get Back On Track After Holiday Overeating


Eating to your heart’s content was an absolute blast. The food was amazing… ALL of it. Now that the whipped cream has settled regret is showing its ugly face. So what should you do now? You can't even imagine how many calories and fat grams you consumed... surely your health and fitness plan is ruined, right?

Not so fast! A day or two of feasting with reckless abandon is no reason to throw in the towel. What you need is a recovery plan. Here are 4 ways to get back on track after overindulging:

 
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#1 Get back on track with your regular eating patterns right away

Go straight back to the way you were used to eating before the holiday feast. Depending on your situation, this may include getting rid of all leftovers except for the turkey and other lean cuts of meat. The leftover turkey can be used as a ready-to-go protein source in other meals such as soups, tacos, and sandwiches. But if the desserts, mashed potatoes, and stuffing weren’t a part of your regular meals before, then they need to go. Getting rid of them now means you’re less likely to make eating holiday fare a habit.

#2 Get back to your exercise regimen immeDIATELY

Getting back to your regular program will help you to keep up the exercise habit improve your digestion, and boost your metabolism. Don’t try to "make up" for your extra holiday intake by doing hours of cardio or extra workouts. It’ll only backfire, putting you at a higher risk of injury and possibly even INCREASE your appetite over what’s normal for you.

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#3 Drink lots of water

Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate some more! Drinking extra water will help to flush out the extra alcohol and sodium you took in, minimizing bloating and aiding digestion. It will also help you avoid mindless eating due to your body thinking its hungry when in reality it’s really crying out for more water.

#4 Don't beat yourself up!

Holidays are a time to enjoy family, friends, and delicious foods. Reflect on the great time you had with your loved ones. It's good for the soul! But don’t let yourself get stuck in a pattern of overindulgence. Instead, keep your mind and body moving forward by diving back into your regular every-day lifestyle as soon as possible.

Most importantly, DO NOT try to "make up" for your holiday splurging by limiting your regular calories/portions. Trust me, it will backfire (see #2). Remember that today is a new day. Just because you overindulged yesterday doesn’t mean you’re doomed to do the same today. Eating holiday meals isn’t an everyday thing. That’s what makes them so special.


 
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