Holidays always seem to put your diet willpower to the test. On Halloween, a holiday that celebrates candy, the odds are you are going to have a treat or two.
If two pieces of candy are not enough, you may feel inclined to have a little more. It’s healthy to indulge every once in a while but not to the point of a sugar coma. If the sugar coma was inevitable, don’t panic. Instead, take the necessary steps to feel like yourself again.
The best thing you can do is to get moving. This will help to free your mind and will keep you from laying down, which can possibly fuel heartburn or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Go for a walk or do a gentle yoga routine. Keep it simple and you will promote digestion through light exercise. Even if the last thing you want to think about is food, do not skip meals. Instead, prep a healthy meal with tons of nutrient dense foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That way, you won’t be depriving your body of what it really needs: nutritious foods.
Are you stuck on where to start? Try incorporating these foods into your post-Halloween plan. You will feel better in no time and will start November fresh.
Get your body moving and flowing by eating artichokes. Artichokes contain caffeoylquinic acids, which stimulates bile flow. Bile helps the body digest fats and can potentially clear the inflammatory substances found in fatty foods.
You may think it’s a good plan to avoid fat the day after your splurge, but avocado provides your body with healthy, monounsaturated fats and glutathione, which blocks the absorption of certain other fats by the intestines, staving off oxidative damage. These healthy fats are also a great way to help support your liver in the cleansing process.