You want me to eat what, after I feast?

I'm pretty sure my stomach started to get the bloated, post-Thanksgiving feast feeling when I first read this WebMD article. I mean seriously, who can (or wants to) think about eating more after you've just polished off your second...or third...plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, crescent rolls, stuffing, ham, need I go on?

As this is my first big holiday meal where I'm trying to stick to healthy options - or just one plate - this list was actually pretty interesting. Here's what WebMD recommends to eat after a binge:

  • yogurt - for the probiotics
  • bananas - to help ease those high sodium foods
  • oatmeal - gets you your fiber
  • green tea - the flavonoids (it's a real thing!) lower your levels of “bad” cholesterol
  • nuts - those omega-3 fatty acids, unsaturated fats, and vitamin E found in some nuts help lower cholesterol and protect your arteries
  • beans - more fiber
  • eggs - to help lower the risk of heart disease that can be brought on by bingeing
  • spinach - metabolize fat
  • vinegar - lower blood sugar levels and your glycemic index
  • ginger - reduce bloat / gas
  • oranges - boosts your vitamin c intake which could help with boosting your energy too
  • flaxseed - fiber again :-)
  • salmon - protein pick me up
  • broccoli - great way to get your magnesium, which is a mood booster
  • water - flush the binge out of your system

Some of these were a surprise to me - and has me adding a few things to my grocery list for turkey day on Thursday. This mama doesn't have time to bloat on Friday for tree trimming!

Mary Christy

Mary Christy


You were meant to live this life, not just go through the motions. Go ahead and eat that cookie...run that race...don't forget that you are beYOUtiful!

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