The worst is when you just want something sweet, but then you feel so guilty and frustrated about eating dessert that you just binge on the whole thing. Who has not felt like that or even better done that?
It is so easy to let one little mistake ruin your whole day, or your whole diet. There are a couple of tips that can help you not get off track or not let that one dessert, snack, greasy dinner, make you feel sick to your stomach.....physically and mentally.
7 Ways To Recover from a Food Binge
- Don't beat yourself up. Realize that one meal or even a whole day is not going to ruin all of the efforts you have made so far.
- Drink water. Lots, and lots of water. Drinking a lot of water will help to break down all the high calorie food you just ingested. The water will also help to avoid bloat and remove those toxins.
- After the binge, try to counteract it by eating fish or chicken, and vegetables for your next meal. Just by eating healthy your next meal you have already broken the pattern of your binge.
- If breakfast is your next meal try to stick with protein; eggs, or cottage cheese. This will help to burn off the stored glycogen.
- Make sure to get in some exercise. It will help burn off some of the extra calories from the binge, and help you mentally get back on track and move forward with a better outlook. Just walk it off if you need to for 15 minutes. It will surprise you how much better you will feel.
- Journal it. Sometimes, not always, (sometimes you just want to eat a whole pint of ice-cream,) your binge may have come from an emotional trigger. Write down what was going on in your life right before the binge.
- Learn from your binge. You may learn something about what causes a trigger, and you can see what your pattern is if you write it down. Also, if you feel another binge in your future, you can always read your journal and see how you felt after your binge with the hurt and disappointed feelings.