Halloween is all about the fun, costumes, and of course, candy! But if you think you overdid it a little on the bite-size bars and are feeling a bit crummy, you’ll want to read our latest blog with four ways to help you feel better.
Eat nourishing foods, and don’t restrict: If you feel like you binged on candy or overdid it on Halloween-inspired baked goods, it’s tempting to restrict all candy or restrict food in general “to make up for it.” Not eating after overeating is not recommended, and can lead to chronic dieting. Try incorporating feel-good foods that personally make you feel happy and energized and that are easy to digest.
Drink more water: Make water consumption a priority the day after your Halloween festivities. Staying hydrated will help with your digestion and the bloating, and can help increase your energy levels.
Fight fatigue: Whether you hosted a Halloween party or spent an exhausting couple of hours corralling trick-or-treaters, the holiday can eat into your sleep time. Set a reminder on your phone for both. Prioritize it. Aim for 5 minutes of meditation. Just close your eyes and quiet the mind or read a book for 10 minutes. Try not to over consume caffeine, as that can make you feel more tired and make it harder to fall asleep. Just drink lots of water, as mentioned above, and make a point to go to sleep early tonight so you don’t feel overly tired for the rest of the week.
Move: Get in a little movement and be sure to schedule. Move your body in ways that feel good. You may appreciate a light workout such as yoga, Pilates, or walking. Thirty min’s of activity represents 2% of your day! Again, set a reminder on your phone and stick to it, knowing you’re helping to build your immune system. Sugar wreaks havoc to the gut disrupting the body’s natural defenses. To learn more about how fuel can support your body’s immune system, sign up for one of our Get on Track Nutrition coaching programs.