Bouncing Back from a Sugar Binge

It happens to the best of us — we say one little treat, then we end up devouring a sleeve of cookies and instantly regretting it.  If we could turn back time, we’d take back many-a-decisions… but things aren’t that simple.

Here are a few of my tried-and-true ways to bounce back after that slice of cake wins the temptation game:

  1. Get up and get moving! Those calories have been consumed, but don’t let that ruin your day. Go for a run this afternoon, take a long walk around the block, or turn on YouTube and find a good workout video.  You’ll feel great afterward, and may even forget about that slice of cake altogether.
  2. Drink some water. It can help keep you more alert to fight that sugar crash and also help flush out some of that extra sugar. Coincidentally, next time you feel a sugar craving come on, try this trick before you reach for the sugar.  You’ll be amazed how a tall glass of water can take a craving away.
  3. Avoid carbs but eat a higher protein snack after, because that sugar won’t fill you up. Avoiding carbs will help you not spike your blood sugar even more, and by having a higher protein snack, you can ensure you will feel full longer.

What’s that one food you struggle with saying no to?

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