How to detox after overeating this week amid election stress

November 6, 2020

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Listen, no matter what you believe or which way you voted, everyone has been feeling stressed out during election week. And, many of us have over-indulged with food to cope with the stress. 

I think stress eating this week is totally normal, and there's absolutely nothing to be ashamed about. But, our bodies are definitely going to be in a bit of pain or feel super bloated if we don't do anything to help get ourselves back on track. 

I found a few tips on how to bounce back after overeating, which I've shared below. 

1. Drink warm lemon water daily. shared this tip, saying that warm water is less shocking to your system than ice water, and the lemon will help aid with digestion. And this probably goes without saying, staying hydrated with plain water will really go a long way, too! 

2. Hold off on consuming dairy, salt, or caffeine. 

Kimberly Snyder, C.N., told Vogue that she advises clients to skip dairy as it's harder to digest, salt because it causes bloating and sugar cravings, and caffeine because the acidity will not be very nice to your overworked liver. 

3. Eat fiber-rich foods and healthy fats. 

Today turned to the experts and discovered that eating fiber and healthy fats after indulging will help your body bounce back. Dallas Cowboys sports dietitian Amy Goodson says that opting for complex, high-fiber carbs like oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and quinoa is the way to go, rather than consuming refined carbs. Healthy fats like nuts, nut butter, avocado, and hummus are also a good idea. In addition, simple grilled chicken or fish to go with your meals is also helpful. 

What are your tips for coping with stress amid the election, or around the holidays? I'd love to hear your tips! Hit me up on Instagram, @mollieonair