We’re all guilty of overindulging during the holidays, but can we really be blamed? When surrounded by all that delicious food, it’s hard not to give in to tasty temptations. And while there’s nothing wrong with having a few guilt-free days to truly relax and forget all about calories and their consequences, what we should remain aware of is the effects that larger quantities of food can have on our digestive health.
While our taste buds may have been experiencing Nirvana, our stomachs certainly feel the effects of holiday feasting - and the aftermath isn’t always pleasant, to say the least. We all know that moderation is key, but in case it didn’t quite go hand-in-hand with your diet over the holidays, we’ve prepared a few tips to aid your digestion back to good health. Keep reading!
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What Exactly Happens When We Overeat?
Believe it or not, every single one of us have the ability to determine a healthy portion size intuitively, depending on their activities, gender, weight, & current state of health. Nevertheless, we’ve all experienced temptation, especially when it comes to foods we really enjoy, and that’s when overindulging occurs. Experts say that our body sends us clear signals when we’ve “crossed the line” and taken that extra bite that could push us over the edge, specifically by raising our body temperature. Therefore, if you’re not eating anything spicy, but you feel a sudden hot flash - it could be your stomach warning you of certain limits.
Of course, additional consequences of overeating are manifested through visible bloating, difficulty breathing, and tightness in the stomach area which makes us want to loosen our pants (or regret we hadn’t anticipated overeating and worn something more comfortable instead). When it comes to actual stomach discomfort, this is often caused by digestive organ swelling, which triggers bloating, nausea, and acid reflux in certain cases.