If you’re like a lot of people, you may have over-indulged last night while watching the Super Bowl.
This morning you might even have a food hangover. Part of the food hangover is the actual hangover of pudge. Your pants are tighter, you feel icky, you have LOTS of regret. Thoughts like, “Why you ate that 4th piece of pizza?” or “I ate how many chicken wings” might even come to mind.
If you are one of those scale jumpers, you know who you are, you might even be cursing yourself this morning!! The ones that get on the scale a few times a day may be having a fit today trying to figure out where the extra weight came from this weekend. You will notice that your weight is up after the weekend festivities if you decided to indulge, (over-indulge). For those of you professional dieters, you are likely trying to do some kind of math to figure out how in the world you are up 3 -5 lbs in one day. Pizza x beer + nachos – water / chicken wings + chips (insert a lot of math lingo here) = WEIGHT GAIN!!
For those that have been at this weight loss game for a while you will know that a pound of fat is about 3500 calories and with your rough estimate there was no way that you scarfed down that many calories this weekend. (Oh, for you points people, just hush….I will deal with you and your points in another blog post.)
Maybe you didn’t and I really hope you didn’t eat over 3500 calories yesterday. So, why the weight gain???
Drum roll please…………
All of that party food tends to be loaded with sodium.
Women have a terrible time with hormones and water weight.
Men will be feeling the super bowl belly this morning as well!
Don’t stress, I have your post super bowl binge recover plan.
How to overcome this….well, exercise and proper eating. You need to move your body! Oh and don’t use excuses like super events to sacrifice sound nutrition in the first place!
Don’t just talk about how you want to be fit. Become fit. Show up and do what has to be done!
Here are some other steps to take to get back to your pre-super-bowl weight:
Action Step #1: Water, water and more water. That is your drink of choice. You need at least 3-4 litres to flush that sodium out.
Action Step #2: Add 2-3 cups of dark leafy greens to your food intake today (spinach, kale, etc)
Action Step #3: Workout!!! You need to sweat out that sodium and fat.
Action Step #4: Have a protein shake (add in some spinach). Feed your muscles the nutrition they need.
Action Step #5: REPEAT tomorrow and the next day!!