6 Ways to Recover from Thanksgiving
UpperKuts Boxing Club would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! There is nothing like getting together with family and friends to create memories, cook and eat. Thanksgiving food is known to put us in a "food coma". UpperKuts has come up with ways to recover from that Thanksgiving coma.
1. Take an UpperKuts Boxing Club class:
UpperKuts Boxing Club is open the day after Thanksgiving! Join us Friday at our 9:30AM adult boxing class where you will do a 15 minute warm up, 30 minutes of boxing, and 15 minutes of conditioning.
2. Walk around:
You don't need to put in extra hours of exercise to make up for what you ate. After eating a big meal, you only need to do 20 to 30 minutes of cardio, walking around or jogging. This helps deliver oxygen to your digestive tract which helps in moving things along.
2. Drink a lot of water:
If you ever feel bloated after eating, that's because you are swallowing air and gas produced by bacteria after breaking down food during digestion. Drinking water can help reduce bloating and help in the digestion process. It can also help with that nasty hangover! Don't like water? Try flavored waters or coconut water. They are just as hydrating.
3. Get back into the normal eating routine:
After eating so much food the day before, it's tempting to just avoid food altogether the next day. You should not skip meals. Skipping meals can lead to overeating, bringing you back to where you left off. Instead try incorporating some snacks into your post-feast eating routine. Try a Greek yogurt, granola bar, trail mix, or use your turkey leftovers to make a light soup.
4. Avoid Acids:
After filling you stomach with endless amounts of thanksgiving food, you should avoid acids, coffee, or carbonated drinks. Combining all of that thanksgiving food with acids can disrupt your stomach and cause heartburn and acid reflux. So try to avoid mixing your favorite alcohol with soda, or try to drink tea instead of coffee to stay awake. You should eat alkaline foods such as avocados, nuts, and fish.
5. Sleep it off, but not right after eating:
If you go to sleep right after you eat, your chances of getting heartburn and acid reflux are high. Hold out on sleep and wait until its bed time. If you get a good nights rest of 8 hour sleep, chances are you will show better food restraint the next day.
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