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Banish Post-Binge Bloat

  
  
  
  

Banish Post-Binge Bloat

post-holiday bloat

So Thanksgiving is under our belts (literally) and the food fests surrounding Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the New Year parties are around the bend.  Now is a good time to employ these tips to keep your hard-earned healthy habits intact and sanely get back on track after an indulgent meal (or three).

Don't punish yourself. 

We’ve all been there—facing that morning after-guilt after an evening of excess.  Too much rich food and drink in one sitting and waking up bloated, gassy, and feeling disgusted can lead you to think you should starve yourself the next day.  Bad idea.  Extreme calorie restriction only slows your metabolism and sets you up for another inevitable binge, setting up a cycle of yoyo dieting and unhealthy weight and insulin fluctuations.

Instead, have a protein-rich breakfast and a bracing workout on the Arc Trainer or a 45-minute circuit training routine at the gym.  Have a light, yet nutrient-rich lunch and dinner and focus on today’s challenges and joys rather than ruminating over what has passed.

Get back to your basic routine.

The best way to deal with an indiscretion is to move on quickly. The sooner you step back on the Arc and resume your normal routines of daily living, the sooner your body will adjust itself.

Exercise boosts endorphins in the brain, those positive, chemicals that boost mood and enhance stamina. Focusing on tasks at hand lets your mind move on from remorse to the humility and joys of being a living human being.

I hope these simple suggestions allow you to enjoy the December wave of festivities with your sleek physique intact!

Holly Aglialoro
Guest Blogger and Fitness Enthusiast

 

 

Cybex is a provider and manufacturer of premium commercial fitness equipment. Content featured in the Cybex Fitness Blog is meant to inspire healthy living and wellness and should not be taken as medical advice. For medical advice please consult a doctor.

Comments

Great shot, I’m very appreciate your tips, Thanks for sharing this post. 
Posted @ Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:09 AM by Alyssa
Thank you for your kind feedback, Alyssa. Glad to know you enjoy reading the Cybex Fitness Blog!
Posted @ Friday, November 30, 2012 12:20 PM by Holly
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A mug of hot lemon water in the morning wakes up your digestive system and helps get things moving.Many people feel belly discomfort after eating dairy. If that's you, leave out the cream and yogurt from your morning breakfast.Both pineapple and papaya contain enzymes bromelain and papain, respectively that help banish bloat by breaking down protein and easing digestion.Eating too quickly can cause air to be trapped in your system, so chew slowly to minimize bloating caused from getting too much air trapped in your system. 
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Proper nutritious food makes your body part excellent and to function properly.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 02, 2014 1:17 AM by Askilalbert
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