It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and you feel bloated, full, and regretful. Don’t let one indulgence stop you for getting back on track! Here’s how to rebound after a holiday food hangover.
Let Go of Guilt
If you binged a little, or a lot, on Thanksgiving, don’t guilt trip yourself the next day. Accept that what happened yesterday is in the past. Thanksgiving is only one day of the year and your healthy habits the other 364 days of the year are what truly matters. Let it go.
Get Rid of Leftovers, Do Not Do a Multi-Day Eating Festival
While it may be tempting to do a Thanksgiving part two, get rid of the temptation by getting rid of leftovers. Plan ahead of time by packing up leftovers for guests, or kindly refuse leftovers if you’re not hosting. If you do have leftovers, remember to portion control and return to normal eating habits as quickly as possible. The more you stray from routine, the harder it will be to return to it.
On Thanksgiving, the average American consumers over 3,000 calories and 150 grams of fat, according to the Calorie Control Council. Scorch Thanksgiving Day calories by doing a sweat session at the gym. Check out our recommended yoga poses on the blog for post-Thanksgiving namaste that will aid in stress relief and digestion.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is key for digestion and flushing toxins, which is exactly what you need after your Thanksgiving meal. Oftentimes, many people feel bloated after Thanksgiving due to the high sugar and salt content, and drinking water will help regulate your body.