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The "Holiday HANGOVER"



So yesterday . . . we spoke about becoming "burnt-out" over the holiday season . . .


Well today . . . let's talk about "eating too much" . . . and having a "food hangover" . . .


You know what I'm talkin' about . . . the old "overeating" during the holidays thing . . . and then regretting it after . . . when we get on the scale.


Well . . . as we know . . . "overeating" causes the stomach to expand beyond its normal size to adjust to the large amount of food we just took in.


And with this . . . the stomach now pushes against other organs . . . making us feel uncomfortable . . . which can "also" make us fell tired, sluggish and/or drowsy.


Now . . . add to that . . . "if" the food we're overeating is full of "sodium" . . . we're now retaining extra fluid also. Whoohoo!!!!


And with that being said . . .'tis the season for spiked eggnog, sugar cookies and finger foods galore . . .


Leaving us . . . feeling like we have a "next-level food COMA"


Okay . . . so how do we fix it???


Well . . . when it's a sodium problem . . . eating low-sodium, high-water foods such as citrus fruit, lettuce, bananas and cucumbers are excellent for reducing that water weight.


Also drinking a lot more water . . . will help to flush the body out.


Now . . . "if" the problem of OVERINDULGING is "carbohydrates" . . . this activates an amino acid called "tryptophan" in the brain, which triggers sleepiness and fatigue.


Taking the branch-chain amino acids called valine, isoleucine and leucine . . . which you can find in chicken, fish, dairy products and eggs . . . can help with that issue.


You see . . . they compete with the "tryptophan" . . . reducing and delaying . . . the post-feast lethargy . . . so you feel less "sluggish".


And to take care of that full, stuffed feeling . . . we need to help the stomach digest our food "faster" . . .


And to do that . . . we would need to drink some kombucha (the low in sugar ones please) . . . ginger tea (my favorite) . . . or peppermint tea.


These all help our food digest faster . . . relieving that uncomfortable feeling.


And finally . . . keep "active" people . . . taking a walk after eating a big meal, can help to stimulate digestion and even help to regular our blood sugar levels.


So enjoy the holiday season . . . just don't overdo.


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