I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing: How To Ease Your Suffering After A Binge
By Kurtis Bright
Here Are a Four Foods You Can Eat After a Binge To Get You Back To Your Old Self
It’s common knowledge that we shouldn't binge eat and drink.
It’s also common to ignore our wiser angels on this front, especially when it comes to the holiday season; the spirit is willing but the flesh is so often very weak.
There are no doubt dozens more clichés to describe the difficulties we humans have with following through on our good intentions; this road we’re on seems to be paved with them after all.
Although we are surely all intelligent people who realize that binge eating and binge drinking are not advisable, perhaps we are also self-aware enough to understand that these things do happen--and perhaps we can mitigate the results.
First, let's all do our best to minimize those binges, what do you say? Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you have to eat ALL the cookies at one sitting. But if and when a binge does occur--note the use of the passive voice there; binges just happen, like saying “mistakes were made”--these foods can help ease your discomfort and help you heal your body.
- Yogurt - Probiotics have long been the rage among health-food store types and other natural supplementers, although they are spreading to the mainstream. Especially the day after a binge when you are suffering stomach distress, all you need to know is that probiotics are proven to keep gas, diarrhea and other stomach issues in check. What’s more, if you are feeling bad enough that keeping a full, more challenging meal down doesn’t seem likely, Greek yogurt in particular has lots of protein so it can help keep your body going until things settle down.
- Bananas - For many of us, binging often means going to town on the salty snacks. Why do horrible processed snack foods taste so wonderful when you're drinking too much or on an eating jag? Whatever the reason, bananas are your friend after such a fall from dietary grace. The potassium in bananas helps to even out sodium spikes in your blood stream. It may even aid in the reduction of blood pressure.
- Oatmeal - This breakfast staple is easy on the stomach in all but the very worst of times. It also has high levels of fiber to help get your digestive system back on track after being thrashed with bad food or too much drink. Studies even hint at oatmeal lowering your cholesterol.
- Green tea - An ancient beverage that can help lower your levels of LDL or bad cholesterol and can also help reduce blood pressure, green tea is packed with antioxidants that can help speed your body on the road to recovery. It also comes with a small amount of caffeine, helping to fire up a sluggish brain and allow you to function better as you recover.