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10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

11.29.2013

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So Thanksgiving was awesome.

10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

Cause you ate all this stuff.

Cause you ate all this stuff.

After the meal you kind of felt like this.

10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

But all weekend you kept eating like this.

10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

Until all of a sudden you felt like this.

10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

And your clothes fit like this.

10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

Now you think maybe you should only eat this.

Now you think maybe you should only eat this.

Follow this 10-step plan this week and very soon you’ll feel like this.

10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

1. Drink eight glasses of water a day.

10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

Drinking more water helps flush out toxins, fights constipation, fatigue, and dry skin, and it boosts immunity from colds and flus.

2. Eat breakfast. No, really: EAT BREAKFAST.

2. Eat breakfast. No, really: EAT BREAKFAST.

Not an Egg McMuffin. Try one of these:

1. Oatmeal with some nuts
2. Fruit + yogurt
3. A hard-boiled egg and some “green juice”

3. Eat every three to four hours.

10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

Seriously — set a timer to go off if you need to be pulled out of the Internet or something to remember to eat. It will keep you from getting REALLY HUNGRY and then eating a huge meal.

4. And eat smaller amounts.

4. And eat smaller amounts.

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No pile of food you consume should really be bigger than your fist. Except maybe vegetables.

5. Eat a fruit or some vegetables with every meal.

5. Eat a fruit or some vegetables with every meal.

Potatoes do not count.

6. Do not cut out carbs.

6. Do not cut out carbs.

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Cutting carbs is actually counterproductive. Instead, avoid white bread and white pasta and up your intake of whole grains like quinoa, farro, brown rice, barley, oats, and soba noodles, and legumes like lentils.

7. Eat roughage.

7. Eat roughage.

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Roughage means foods high in dietary fiber. And that means foods that will make you poop! So like:
1. Beans
2. Whole grains like steel-cut oats, whole-grain granola, whole-wheat pasta, and quinoa
3. Fruits and veggies like apples, broccoli, squash, blueberries, and kale
4. Nuts

8. Cook a big batch of said roughage to use all week.

8. Cook a big batch of said roughage to use all week.

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Let’s say today you make a big batch of quinoa and roast a bunch of sweet potatoes. Then you can use them through the week in different dishes like these:

QUINOA
Double Broccoli Quinoa
Coconut Ginger Quinoa Salad with Apples
Baked Quinoa Patties

SWEET POTATOES
Sweet Potato Burritos
Roasted Root Vegetables with Lentils
Roasted Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

9. When you snack, have something like this.

9. When you snack, have something like this.

10. Try not to do this.

10 Ways To Recover From A Food Coma

Aim for only four drinks this week. Or if that’s completely unreasonable (and it might be and that’s cool), aim for no more than two a night.

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