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How to Bounce Back from Turkey Overload

If you’re like me, you might have eaten too much on Turkey Days past. You might be remembering the uncomfortable fullness, and the pounding headache. And if you’re like me, you might also know that you’re going to do it all again this year. Try these 5 methods to recover from the binge!

1. First and foremost, temptation is something you need to be aware of. Knowing you want to do better will help you make better decisions so as not to overeat during the danger zone stretching from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years.

2. Don’t resist! Telling yourself “no” will only last so long and at some point, we all cave. It’s okay to say yes. Saying yes to what you want will be better in the long run because you won’t binge later. Try smaller portions to start: a little bit of everything. And if you want more, go back and get more.

3. This may seem obvious, but drink water! Water will help you digest all that food and will also help you feel fuller, so you don’t overeat. It’ll also cushion you against a hangover, if that’s a possibility. Alpine Springs Water is a local water distribution company that will deliver fresh mountain spring water directly to you, just in case you’re so dehydrated that you need to buy in bulk.

4. Take a walk! Whether before the main event, or after, get out with your family and walk somewhere. Take your furry children along, too. Walk around the block or try visiting one of Sonoma County’s many beautiful parks! For just $7, Crane Creek Regional Park has beautiful views of rolling hills and vineyards. And the paved walkways are perfect for furry friends and the post-turkey binge.

5. And finally, just remember to enjoy the time you have with friends and family. After that walk, get everyone on the couch and put on your favorite Christmas movie. For me, The Santa Clause plays non-stop.

A transplant from Southern California, she is a senior at Sonoma State University pursuing a Bachelor’s in English. She enjoys reading, British accents, and in another life she would be a Malacologist.

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