Yesterday I had French macaroons and chocolate and cake for my sisters birthday. It was late I went to bed on a full stomach of sugar and carbs. I had to get up early the next day so I only slept about five hours last night.The next day Result? Well… I’ll tell you. I have been craving sugar and carbs so bad since I’ve been awake (since 5a, that is). A sugar binge combined with poor sleep is a recipe for disaster for the next day. I do not recommend it. As a result my mood felt off, I didn’t feel motivated and was sluggish all day.What to do to stop the downhill spiral of sugar cravings?!….
GET MOVING: Work out, get your heart rate up and endorphins flowing!
Do this workout to start getting back on track:
20 high knees
20 jumping jacks
20 hands on wall leg kickbacks
20 side bends with a 10 pound dumbbell
20 Mountain climbers
20 legs lifted crunches
spinal twist stretch
-complete 2 rounds-
SLEEP: Before bed, Take a hot Epsom salt bath, make sure you soak for at least 20 minutes and put 2 cups of salt in the water. Drink hot ginger tea to help aid digestion Go to bed by 9:30-10p. Getting plenty of rest will reset your hormones and control your appetite, leaving you less hungry and keep your sugar cravings at bay. No Electronics, tv or cell phone use 1hr before bed, this will disrupt your body production of melatonin and cause restlessness.
HYDRATE: (a LOT) in the morning especially- Get back on track. I recommend about 1 liter of water to start the day – because sugar dehydrates the body and makes your body acidic. Too much acidity causes headaches and poor energy, increase of cortisol and not to mention increases fat cells. All throughout the day eat plenty of greens, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins to keep your body burning fat and not sugar.Drink about a gallon of water during the whole day.
STAY ACTIVE: Choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator, or clean your house, get a workout in at the gym to get your body to burn some of that crap up and make up for the damage.
GET TO BED EARLY: the following night on a slightly empty stomach. Preferably I recommend that you don’t eat about 3 hours before bed to ensure your aren’t storing any unused calories as body fat and allow your digestive organs to rest during the night and repair.
RECOVER RIGHT AWAY: You can always recover from sugar damage, we all have those days when we just can’t stop because its SOO good, but the key is to do it right away, don’t wait until next week. Don’t let it happen often and don’t beat yourself up about it if you slip up, staying positive and taking care of your body is the best way to repair the damage.