There are millions of Americans hopping on the scale this morning proclaiming:
"I gained 5 pounds at Thanksgiving!"
Now for 10% of Americans, this might be true, but for most of us it's just plain old water weight.
Folks, you're going to retain water and feel bloated and gross the day after eating. It's factual physiology and your body trying to deal with an excess of food. But you need to realize this will come off with some good, old fashioned sweat (and getting back to eating fresh healthy meals!)
Rather than trying to starve yourself the day after overeating, hit the gym. Go for a walk. Get active. SWEAT!!! And resume eating whole, unprocessed, fresh foods with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables. You'll feel good as new in 48 hours.
As for me, I got up this morning and burned 480 calories at the gym. I feel 90% better! Did the sweaty Stairmaster, the funky elliptical and some pushups/abs.
Now I'm having an oatmeal pancake sans sides (to keep calories lower for my dinner tonight). I did add some walnuts for staying-power, as I have reason to believe walnuts do something magical to my body.
Also gave in a had butterscotch coffee. It smelled too good to pass up. If I get shoulder tension, I'll just have to relax in the car with a good book.
Breakfast calories (plus toast): 415.
Off to Spartanburg, SC for the night. Lunch today is most likely make-your-own sandwiches. I'm bringing a pear as a side dish. I'm hoping to get a walk in this afternoon around my father-in-law's neighborhood.
I'll be back tomorrow after lunch with my report!
Enjoy the rest of your weekends :)