Thursday, February 14, 2013

Article # 301. 3 Step Recovery: Bounce Back After An Indulgent Weekend

Summer, with its parties and vacations, can be a blast. What’s not to love about friends, cocktails, food and sun, right? Well, one too many nights out or vacation trips can leave you feeling stuffed and bloated. While you might feel defeated, push those feelings aside and get started on your recovery. What’s the best way to bounce back after a couple of diet mishaps? We’ve got you covered!

1. Hydrate.
Booze and salty foods will leave your body dehydrated. The first thing you should do when you wake up is drink at least 8 ounces of water to get your body flowing. Keep hydrated and aim to get at least 64 ounces of water throughout the day. You will feel much better and less bloated if you make sure to keep hydrated.

2. Eat.
Sounds counter-intuitive, right? But starving yourself the day after a long night of eating will only set yourself up for a binge. Eat a refreshing breakfast of fruit, especially bananas as they are rich in potassium. If you can manage to eat a larger meal, try to eat something with eggs. Eggs contain taurine and cysteine, both of which help flush toxins out of your body.

3. Move.
While you may be dead tired, drag yourself out of bed and do something active. Yoga, a light jog, it doesn’t matter, just get moving. Once your heart starts to pump and you sweat out those nasty toxins, you will feel lighter and more energized.

Whether you overdid it with the fat diet, it’s easy to beat yourself up for falling off the diet-wagon. But, instead of feeling guilty, be proactive! Feeling sorry for yourself won’t erase the calories so why torture yourself. Focus on the positive and get moving.