3 Ways to Recover from a Food Binge

Beware of the Spaghetti Factory!

We had out-of-town family visiting this weekend, and we ate enough food to sink a battleship. Not one person suggested going out for a healthy salad washed down with a glass of water. I did eat a healthy salad alongside a giant bean and cheese burrito if that counts.

One of our major downfalls was going to Spaghetti Factory. That hot bread and butter just melts in your mouth and because we were in a group we received two loaves. Our poor waiter had to go down to the ground floor, get all our sides and food, and then bring it upstairs. He was pretty slow, and by the time he came back to check on us, we had inhaled the bread and were ready for more. Of course, most people still wanted the free ice cream to top off all that pasta.

Yes I blew my diet, and I did the usual beating up on myself for pigging out. Doing that is not productive and there are better ways to get back on track. Here are three things you can do to recover from a food binge:

Hide the Scale

This is no time to be checking your weight. You know you ate too much, and weighing in at a heavier number is just going to make you feel worse.

Stock Up on Healthy Foods

Buy some of your favorite fruits and veggies. There are so many yummy salad dressings you can make that won’t break the calorie bank, and all those salad greens keep your body running smoothly.

Forgive Yourself

You’re not the first person who ate too much and you won’t be the last. When you go to a party, you’ll have a piece of cake, and there’s no way you’re going to skip your favorite holiday dishes. Go in with a game plan to avoid overindulging, and enjoy every delicious bite.