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How to Recover from a Few Days of Eating like Shit

May 29, 2012
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LAURYN

Lauryn Evarts talks weight loss and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Since I stepped off the plane from SF, I’ve felt bloated, tired, & slightly hungover…until today. You know that post-Thanksgiving scene when you feel like a fat pig? Welp, that needed to disappear- stat. I wanted to show you all how to get back on track after a few days of eating crap & drinking too much booze:

++ How to Recover from a Few Days of Eating like Shit:

+ Sweat it out: that’s right. Don’t make excuses- it’s more effective to force yourself out of bed & sweat it all out, as opposed to lounging around. Today I did a Pilates class & then met my workout group at the beach for some strength training [ see above: Sara, Elena, & Bri ]. I cannot express how much better I felt. My endorphins kicked in- & boom!!! Instant recovery.

+ Example of a recovery meal plan:

Breakfast: steel cut oatmeal + blueberries + cinnamon + Truvia + rice/almond milk.

Snack: watermelon or grapefruit slices [ these are both 92 & 91 % water ].

Lunch: an open-faced sandwich [ that means one slice ; ))) & I prefer 7 carb Oasis bread ] with spicy mustard, sliced tomatoes, chili flakes, lettuce, & organic turkey [ toasted ].

Snack: one apple, sliced with two scoops of a nut butter.

Dinner: load me up with veggies! Tonight will be an arugula salad with watermelon chunks, avocado, beets, broccoli, celery, orange bell pepper & cucumber slices with a sliced egg on top [ dressing a bit of red wine vinegar, EVOO, fresh lemon, garlic, & Italian seasoning ].

Dessert: fresh berries with squeezed lemon on top or a small piece of dark chocolate.

+ Water [ + some coffee & tea ]: drink as much water as possible. Coffee [ with a splash of soy + cinnamon + nutmeg ] gives me a nice jolt. More than one cup & I turn into a full-blown maniac- lol. Green tea is full of antioxidants AND speeds the metabolism!

+ Cut alcohol for a few day: buh-bye wine! Detox a bit. It’s fabulous for your skin, hair, & liver. Give yourself a break.

 Sooooo…stop the self-criticism BS & do something productive about it!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health expert talks how to feel better after overeating.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health expert talks how to feel better after overeating.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health expert talks how to feel better after overeating.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health expert talks how to feel better after overeating.

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  1. Flower

    I totally felt like doing your detox today. I too felt like crap after this weekend!

    Glad to know I’m not the only one that had to get back on track and be strict today.

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  2. Laura

    Sounds like a plan! I’m taking tips from your food list there. I am keen on working out and do it regularly but always eat high fat foods (the healthy kind though)
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  3. Erin

    I know just how you feel! I needed this article two weekends ago after I got back from a trip to Nashville. After 4 days of sugary alcoholic drinks and BBQ pork I was in major need of a detox plan like this one.

    That salad looks yummy!

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  4. jessica

    i wanted to know your opinion on coffee… i’m addicted, but i read about the negative effects a lot. what’s your take on it?

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      1 to 2 small cups a day are fine, esp before a workout. More than that, in my opinion, can cause awful effects: bad breath, anxiety, and heart palpitations. Hope that helps! xx

  5. Shelon

    Hi, Lauryn! I always feel like this after the holidays. I want to be carefree during the holidays so I eat and drink whatever and whenever I like :) But like you, I do become conscious after the long celebration is over. My number 1 detox and destress activity has always been exercise. It’s a nice feeling when you are able to eliminate body toxins through sweating them out.
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  6. Alex

    Fitness trainers and dietitian says that detoxifying yourself should be a done regularly, and not only when you feel you feel bloated or intoxicated. Good post by the way.

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  7. alexandra

    i really needed to see this today! been feeling like CRAP since thanksgiving due to my indulging lol but did a nice HIIT workout today and feel a lot better :)

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