DRINK, DRINK, DRINK
Fennel tea and water will be your best friends. It sounds weird to actually get in more in your stomach when it already feels like exploding. But trust me, drinking that glass of water before you go to sleep can help wonders. If you don’t hate fennel tea I recommend drinking a cup or two as fennel tea helps greatly with digestion.
Usually, the next morning I am feeling more hungry than when I eat a “normal” dinner. (you as well or am I just crazy?) I always imagine in my head that my stomach grows overnight and then has more space that needs to be filled 😀 Well, don’t get trapped by that feeling and start your morning by drinking another glass of water before eating breakfast.
GET IN SOME MOVEMENT
Depending on your level of being bloated, I suggest going for a slow walk the same night. If the situation is really bad ( I know what I am talking about ;)) you reschedule the movement to the next morning. No excuses here! Take your earplugs with your comfort music and go for a 20 minutes walk outside. Breath the fresh air, embrace nature, put your hands in the air and just try to feel happy in the moment.
THE NEXT DAY
NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST THE NEXT DAY
Some of you might know thought like, “ah I have eaten so much yesterday I am going to skip breakfast and then I’ll just have a small salad for lunch. Don’t do this as your whole metabolism will be confused and messed up through this feast/starving cycle. Better having a light breakfast such as a smoothie or some fruits. Your digestion will continue working and you won’t gain weight from this hopefully amazing food night. Also, you prevent bad food cravings in the afternoon, which will come anyway. For lunch, I recommend a salad with seeds and (sweet)potatoes. A healthy balanced meal that will get you back on track. Also, white rice is great to “clean up” digestion. I love to eat it just with some herbs and sea salt when my stomach is kind of messed up.
last but not least…
Think about that night as a fun night with loads of food and then forget it.
LET IT BE GOOD THE WAY IT WAS
Don’t overthink the situation and allow yourself to have days or night like this.
There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to enjoy a festive meal, it is only human.
Please don’t let your thoughts and negative self-talk take over.
The next day is another day.
Another day to move forward with a positive attitude and happy memories of your fun.