We’ve all had a blow out on one occasion or another and it’s fine to do that. Sometimes they are planned binges, for example when we know we are off to a birthday celebration, a night out or another event. We can plan our meals and drinks around it. But on other occasions, we’ve got all stressed out during that mid morning meeting or the mid afternoon slump and we throw caution to the wind and start bingeing. The key is to keep binges like that in check and make sure it doesn’t spill into days on end or even for the rest of the day if you began your day with over eating. There are a number of ways to get straight back on eating normally so that you don’t undo all the hard work or fall into unhealthy eating patterns on a longer term basis. Here’s some ways you can rescue the unplanned binge.
The more water we drink the less likely we are to feel bloated and we can flush out the toxins. It will also help dilute the rich food we ate.
Eating clean (non processed foods) will help your body recover quickly. We may even use it as a way of eating like that for as long as possible without eating any other junk for a while. If you make a mess of your diet, your body expects you to clean it up. So give it some good fuel.
Don’t Give Up
Just because you messed up in one sitting, it should not be an excuse to carry on eating like that for the rest of the day or the week. Go for a walk if you can or go to the gym and make sure that your next meal is healthy.
Let It Go And Move Forward
Okay, so you may think the damage is done and let it bother you over and over again. But this serves no purpose to you mentally. Instead of focusing on what has already happened, focus on how you’re going to move forward from the situation and get yourself in a positive mindset.
Remember The Experience
After you binge think about how you feel emotionally and physically. Do you feel bloated? Do your clothes feel tighter? Are you uncomfortable? Lock those emotions up into your memory and think about that the next time you fancy over indulging. It really can help stop you in your tracks from reaching that 15th chocolate biscuit!
Just a bit of food for thought when it comes to binging so that you can still keep in control after such an aftermath! 🙂