So. It's Thanksgiving. The food is there, the family is there. Everyone else is eating a ton, so you do too.
Then you feel terrible. Both morally and physically.
You had been doing so well on your diet and healthy lifestyle. How can you detox and even everything out after such a show??
Here are a few things to try:
Adding spices to your meal might counteract a bit of that overeating.
"In a small 2011 study in The Journal of Nutrition, participants who ate a meal that included about 2 tablespoons of spices (a blend of rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, cloves, garlic powder and paprika) had lower triglyceride and insulin levels and higher antioxidant levels after eating a high-fat, high-calorie meal compared to when they ate a nearly identical meal that lacked spices."
The thought is that the blend of spices slows down fat intake and helps soak up those extra free radicals. Cool!
Flavonoids might offset all those heart damaging effect from all those calories. It lowers those free radicals and there are less markers of heart disease afterwards.
Antioxidants. If you've eating a large meal, end it with some fruit like berries, grapes, kiwi and cherries. It'll squash some of those free radicals.
With just a tablespoon of vinegar during your meal (like on a salad) can relax the spike in blood sugar.
Antioxidants again. Reduce the impact of high calorie foods and lower levels of chemicals that can lead to heart disease. Cook or drink!
The best way to reverse the effects of overeating is, you guessed it, not to do it!
We say it over and over again — moderation! As long as you have moderation, you won't feel guilty about enjoying things that you love. Within reason, of course!
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