WITH MANY LONG WEEKENDS BEHIND us, let’s take a moment to reflect on the (many) food and fitness lessons learned. If you’re like us, you learned the hard way that you didn’t need a third serving of sweet potato casserole, afterall. But the schooling probably carried over to the hours and days post-break. If you woke up and practically starved yourself the next day or went way, way too hard at the gym, you now know that’s not the best way to recover from a food binge. But for those of you who are lucky enough to not have to learn these things the hard way, here’s a list of what not to do the next time you overdo it.
And let’s be real here: Most of us we are going to slip into at least one more food coma between Thanksgiving and New Years. A slip-up, however, doesn’t point to an inevitable downfall. That is, unless you make one of these common post-binge mistakes.