This is a question I always ask myself after I ate a little too much of my favorite foods, especially during the holidays.
Sometimes I’ll grab an extra piece of cake, maybe two or three.
Either way, I get this wave of guilt after I indulge too much. I do know that there are people out there who feel the same after a big meal.
What should you do then?
The first thing you do is accept it. Understand that it happened and try and move on.
Trust me, I get it. It’s hard to remove the guilt.
However, there is absolutely nothing wrong with overeating your favorite foods. Remember that the food you eat doesn’t define you. You all are beautiful people with unique bodies, minds, and personalities.
Secondly, if you are worried about weight gain, know that this weight gain is not fat but water weight. You are just retaining all the sodium and it will probably go away the next with a glass of water.
Don’t feel guilty, it ruins all the fun about eating your favorite dish! Just know that you deserved your treat and keep going!
Sometimes moving on is not enough and people still feel bad about themselves.
Don’t feel bad! Just get back on track. Maybe the next day, try eating a healthier meal that is still satisfying.
Starving yourself the next day to make up for your binge will only harm you more, as it intensifies cravings and slows your metabolism.
Finally, drinking lots of water helps with post-binge pain and has multiple physical and mental benefits.
Overall, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Remember, what you eat doesn’t define you.
Despite the saying, you are NOT what you eat. You are so much more than that!
If you have not, please try and eat or drink something small like a fruit, a veggie, or some water. Stay safe, happy, healthy, and satisfied.
After all, you all are one of a kind.