Eaten WAY Too Much Sugar? Here's How To REVERSE Your Binge
Regretting last night's splurge? At some stage, nearly all of us have been found guilty of going more than a little overboard on the sugary treats.
Here's what to do when having one Tim Tam turns into eating two packets and you're left feeling more than a little sick...
Eat a spoonful of peanut butter
After a sugar binge, you might not feel like eating MORE calories.
However, just a spoonful of peanut butter can help more than you'd think.
Eating food with other nutrients helps ward off that totally undesirable sugar crash that's caused by quick digestion.
According to Reader's Digest, a spoonful of peanut butter or handful of nuts gives you fat and protein to slow digestion. If peanut butter isn't your jam, try hummus with vegetables - these have fibre that helps slow the absorption of simple sugars.
Drink green Tea With Lemon
When life gives you lemons...DON'T make lemonade. Make tea! Green tea and lemons are both diuretics, which means they'll make you go to the bathroom more often. According to experts, you're not directly eliminating the sugar, but you are forcing your blood to pump through your kidneys faster.
As an added bonus, keeping hydrated will help you feel full - which might keep you away from snacking on those lollies.
ditch The Leftovers
Sugar is a drug, so your brain is going to be CRAVING that sweet, sweet dopamine rush. The best way to avoid it is to get rid of the temptation. Give it to a mate, or take it to work! New research shows those who kept food in plain sight were more likely to be obese and ate more sugar and less healthy food than participants with a normal weight. Hiding it in the top cupboard doesn't count, sorry!
Take The Stairs
A little exercise goes a loooong way. After a sugar binge, you're probably going to feel like napping. Resist the temptation to take a snooze and get moving! According to experts, this will help your muscles use the blood sugar instead of just storing it." It doesn't have to be a sweaty, hour-long cycling class. Simply walking up the stairs or taking a walk around the block will help.
Most importantly, don't forget to take a deep breath and go easy on yourself! What's your hot tip for trying to reverse a sugar binge? Tell us in the comments section below.
Source: Readers Digest