You just binged all weekend long, and now you feel guilty.

So how do you recover after a weekend binge?

The number one thing that anyone can tell you is not to freak out. Relax, breathe, and everything will be okay.

All weekend, you ate snack after snack after snack. Between the cookies, the cakes, the chips, and the extra fries, you ate constantly. Now you need to get back into the good stuff. Vegetables, protein, and water.

Here are some tips to lead you in the right direction.

Tip #1- Water. 

Water if your best friend, so as soon as you realized that you went on a binge, grab a bootle of water and drink up. This will help you get all the unnecessary wastes out of your body, but be sure you don’t drink an entire gallon of water in less than a hour. It may be your friend, but you don’t want to drown your cells.

Tip #2- Plan.

Plan tomorrow out with high protein and controlled portions, so eat eggs for breakfast, have a light lunch, and lots of vegetables for dinner or throughout the day and possibly throw in some chicken. The more protein the better. This will give your body some time to process everything that it went through.

Planning will help you from going back on the binge wagon and continuing the process of snacking. It’s better to be prepared then continue the streak.

Tip #3- Get some cardio.

Go to the gym and run or bike. Try to get cardio in and help counteract the binge, but don’t punish yourself by running for three hours straight. It’s okay that you went a little crazy, but the main thing is you’re getting back into it.

Tip #4- Let it go.

It already happened, and there’s nothing you can do. Just let it go and move on. There is no point in stressing about everything you did wrong or how crazy it was for you to blow everything that you worked for in one sitting. It’s okay because now you know, and you will be prepared for next time. Lesson learned.

Stressing will only make it worse, so relax, hit the gym, drink your water, and eat clean for the next day or two. Then you’ll be back into your routine in no time.

So the next time you binge, stop, relax, and prepare yourself for clean eating because you don’t want to fall onto a binge wagon and waste your hard work!


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