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“It’s important to understand how your body reacts to food,” says Richard Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD, distinguished professor of nutrition science at Purdue University. “The best way to bounce back from overeating is to return to the foods and eating patterns that worked for you previously.” This is how skinny people eat in moderation.
“Rebounding from a binge requires a little counterintuitive action,” says behavior change specialist Patrick Williams. “It’s not a good idea to just avoid eating or cut calories. The goal is to speed up both digestion and metabolism.” Doing a high intensity interval training workout, drinking a little apple cider vinegar mixed with water, and maintaining a regular healthy eating regimen will get you right back on track, he says. At the very least, take a walk—even a 15-minute walk has all of these amazing health benefits.