5 Things to do after overindulged during CNY

We all love Chinese New Year: the long holiday, the many reunion dinners, but, most importantly, the scrumptious food! An unexpected downside of CNY, however, is dealing with the aftermath of overindulgence. The struggle is real. But fret not, for we are about to share with you the top 5 things to do when you have overindulged.

 

1. Stay hydrated and your body will thank you for it

 

Yes, you know that you need to drink 8 glasses of water. But, really, what is the point, especially, when you are that close to bursting? Well, if you are not drinking enough water, there is a chance you will experience the symptoms of dehydration like poor energy levels and sluggish digestion. Besides, there is also the dreaded bloating where your body tries to retain as much water as possible.
 
But, if you diligently sip that H2O, your metabolism will work faster and help your body to digest the meal quicker. Plus, the intake of water is also vital to rid the body of toxins. So, grab a bottle, fill it up, and start chugging now.

 

2. Get ready to eat again (yes, you read that right!)

 

One of the biggest no-no’s after overeating is to severely restrict your next meal. Instead, focus on the quality of the food. Bump up your intake of protein and fiber-rich food. Make leafy green veggies a star in your meal, too. This will keep your blood sugar steady according to registered dietician, Maria Elena Rodriguez.
 
If the food baby is making the pants extra uncomfortable, work in some asparagus or pineapple to help flatten your stomach.




3. Say goodbye to cellulite with COFFEE!

 

The hot weather here calls for shorts but are you self-conscious about showing off the dips and dimples on your thighs? While cellulite is perfectly normal and even models and celebs are not immune to them (nope, not even Beyoncé), the Coffee Drainage Therapy can reduce the appearance of cellulite. 
 
The caffeine in the coffee dilates the blood vessels and tightens the skin, thereby reduces the appearance of cellulite. As according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, massages may also help with cellulite, the massaging action during the Coffee Drainage Therapy assists with lymphatic drainage and can stimulate the activity of cells that produce collagens as well as reduce the activity of fat cells. Bye, cellulite!
 
This treatment also reduces water retention. Plus, after detoxification, your body can better flush out toxins as well as digest/absorb the good nutrients—which help the organs to function better and also naturally encourage weight loss.
 
Bonus point: the natural ground coffee also sloughs off dead skin cells, dirt, and bacteria to reveal luscious and healthy skin. Bring out the shorts and the mini-dresses now!
 

4. Work it off with ease

 

You are sluggish and your belly is filled with pineapple tarts. Should you still hit the gym? Absolutely! Now, we are not talking about going all “beast mode” to try to burn off all the excess calories in a day.
 
Instead, ease into it. Take a long stroll around the park, go on an easy hike, or attend a calming yoga class. These easy activities are simply to get you moving again after the week of overindulgence.


 


5. Forgive yourself

 

The most important thing for you to do when you have overindulged is to forgive yourself. Understand that this is all part of life. Don’t beat yourself up and choose to move on, instead.
 
Remember that it is what you eat and do on a regular basis that affects your long-term health, not that extra helping of Nian Gao during CNY.

 

 

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