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The last couple of days I have overeaten. I don't mean by just a little bit...I mean by a lot.
Social occasions, combined with time of the month cravings & feeling a little tired have resulted in me indulging in much more food than I normally would.
This prompted me to share a few tips that I'll be using to get me back on track.
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Don't feel bad - For years I felt guilt & shame for overeating & If I'm honest sometimes I feel it a little now. However, the older I get the more I realise that overeating can happen from time to time, it's ok & it's normal. You shouldn't feel bad for it. As long as it doesn't happen too regularly it won't stop you making progress towards your goal.
3. Eat well balanced healthy meals. Following a large overeat the temptation can be there to restrict calories the following day to offset the "damage". Depending on the size of the overeat, this can lead to a bit of a binge-starve cycle. Sometimes it's better to just break the cycle & focus on nourishing rather than punishing your body. As soon as you next feel hungry, resume your normal eating habits & enjoy a nutritious meal.
4. Exercise - After a big feed, a gentle walk can help with digestion, or if you're exercising the following day maybe up the intensity of your training session with some HIIT or a heavier lifting session. Don't think of this exercise as "paying" for your overeating, think of it as enjoying training with extra fuel in the tank 💪🏻. 5. Avoid the scale - if you've had a larger than normal eat, it's likely the scales will show a higher number. This won't necessarily be fat gain, some will be water retention & increased glycogen levels. To put things into perspective - I took this photo this morning. I look no different to how I did yesterday yet on the scales I am 3kg heavier. If y