Recently, I’ve been trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. Not lose weight as such, but just be healthier. You can read more about my thoughts and routine on focusing on health rather than weight here. I’ve been cutting down on fatty foods, I’ve completely cut out chips and replaced it with salad, and for the first time in my life I’m actually eating my 5 a day. But I’m still human, and I slip up occasionally, just as we all do. It’s all to easy to fall down the rabbit hole, and more than once since starting my new-found lifestyle, I’ve fell into a pit of mass binge eating. Once I slip up and start eating high-fat foods like chocolate and crisps, I can’t stop and I’m still going a few hours later. Sometimes it’s just not avoidable.
However, if you do fall into this trap, there’s a way to bounce back. I’ve came up with a little list of activities you can do to save yourself after a night of binge eating. Accept that you’re a human being
Stop being so hard on yourself! You are a human being who messes up and has to give in to your cravings once in a while. You’re trying your best and that’s what’s important. So, what, you had a night of binge eating? It was just one night. If you’re still committed to a healthy lifestyle and know you need to sort that out, it’s fine! Plus, there’s only so long you can go healthy eating before chocolate bars start checking you out in the shops.
Water is your new best friend
I’m already obsessed with drinking water, and drink at least 3 litres a day, but it’s a necessity a lot of people tend to forget about. If the taste of water bores you, squeeze some lemon into it or pop some ginger in there (it’s really good for you!) or opt for a flavoured Volvic water (the no-added-sugar version!) Drinking heaps of water will save you from your night of binge eating, as it eases bloating and sends you on your way to losing some of that water weight.
Eat fruit & vegetables
Make sure you get back onto eating your healthy food & snacks today! Eat foods that are easy to digest. Then, try to be as active as possible so you can sweat out all those toxins. Do a high cardio exercise or just move around as much as possible throughout your day.
Again, stop being so hard on yourself! Everyone has fall-backs and it’s easy to give in to eating everything in sight! You can’t change the past, but you can work on not binge-eating from now on. Sign this one off with an ‘oops, my bad’ and look towards your healthy future.
What do you do after a night of binge eating? Leave me a comment down below, I always reply!