HOW TO RE­COVER FROM OVEREAT­ING

Plan­ning to stuff yourself like a turkey? Take these steps to avoid the post-din­ner bloat.

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1 START YOUR MEAL WITH WA­TER.

Be­fore you sit down for din­ner or be­gin nosh­ing on hors d’oeu­vres, drink a tall glass of wa­ter, which will help you feel full faster so you don’t overeat.

2 SLOW DOWN DIN­NER.

Host­ing a three­course meal? Break it up with ac­tiv­i­ties be­tween each course. For ex­am­ple, sing car­ols af­ter ap­pe­tiz­ers and ex­change gifts be­fore dessert.

3 FIN­ISH WITH HERBAL TEA.

Ginger and pep­per­mint can help with di­ges­tion, gas and bloat­ing, plus both flavours are a bit fes­tive (hello, gin­ger­bread and candy canes), so the herbal teas are the per­fect end­ing to a hol­i­day meal.

4 DON’T LIE DOWN.

Your first thought might be to head to the couch, but go­ing hor­i­zon­tal can pro­voke heart­burn be­cause when grav­ity isn’t keep­ing it down, stom­ach acid can rise up.

5 TAKE A WALK.

A post-din­ner stroll helps burn some of the calo­ries you just con­sumed, low­ers your blood sugar and stim­u­lates di­ges­tion. But avoid stren­u­ous ex­er­cise that will di­vert blood flow away from your stom­ach.

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