Certain holidays such as Easter tend to be filled with sugary treats. It’s fine to indulge once in a while but you usually pay for it the next day. Here are some steps to help you recover from a sugar binge.
Don’t beat yourself up.
You’ll probably feel like crap the next day and that’s probably punishment enough. It won’t do you any good to beat yourself up over something that happened yesterday. Keep in mind that it’s not what you do on one occasion, it’s what you do the majority of the time that matters.
Don’t try to undo what you did by not eating the next day.
You might be tempted to not eat the next day to make up for the calories you had from all the sugar. Never do this! Your blood sugar spiked when you consumed the sugar and if you starve yourself the next day your blood sugar will crash. This not only feels bad but can do damage. Instead you want to stabilize your blood sugar by eating protein, healthy fats and food with fibre such as fruits and vegetables. Your body needs that healthy food to help it recover.
Drink lots of water.
After a sugar binge your body is left dehydrated and acidic. Drink lots of water and also try drinking water with some fresh squeezed lemon juice. The lemon has an alkalizing effect which will help bring your body back into balance. You can also try drinking a green juice for the same effect.
Magnesium is essential to help process sugar and most of us are low in magnesium. It also aids in insomnia, digestion and mood.
Get rid of the bloat.
A sugar binge can leave you bloated because the sugar disrupts the good and bad bacteria balance in our gut. Make sure to use a good probiotic supplement to help restore balance. Not all probiotics are the same quality. I use my favourite shake to make sure I’m getting a healthy dose of high quality probiotics.
Keep Moving Forward
As you work toward improving your health and fitness there will most likely be times that you don’t adhere to your healthy plan. That’s okay! That’s part of life! It happens and all you have to do in order to be successful in reaching your goals is move on and keep your goal close to your heart.