What to do the Day After: Overindulgence

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With spring break season in full swing, many people are making their way to warmer destinations. Traveling can be an adventurous and exciting time, but can also throw off your normal eating habits. Remember that it’s okay to indulge every once in a while and not to panic. If a chocolate cake is part of the celebration and you wish to eat some, enjoy it without shame. Be mindful as you chew and taste the flavors in each bite.

What should you do if you find yourself waking up feeling not-so-great because of overindulging the day before? Get back to your normal eating patterns. Accept that it happened and don’t starve your body of what it needs now. Feed yourself the premium fuel it needs to function; let go and forgive yourself for yesterday’s food or drink binge. We all have those days and it’s okay to indulge every now and then- in fact, it can help us keep balance!

Next time this happens, instead of feeling guilty and depriving yourself to ‘make up for it’ – accept it, do your best, and keep moving along your healthy path.

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