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what's the best way to deal with the post-family-dinner holiday binge eating? should i go on a veggie-only cleanse?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Holiday calories: That is an excellent question. You should strive to use smaller portions of each family dish to minimize the binge eating phenomenon to begin with. Vegetarian or vegan diets are very healthy but you need to make sure that you are eating balanced and getting enough exercise. Healthy eating and exercise go together but when we are not perfect, incorporate more exercise and low fat, low carb options
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Since a lot of people are reading this answer, I want to encourage everyone to get a healthy amount of exercise, try to take a walk or a run every day if you are able.
Dec 25, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Purification...: After a large holiday meal (or sequence of meals), I find it best to take my body through a 24-hr, water-only fast. Not only do the stomach, small bowel, and colon cleanse, but also the excess stored carbohydrates are retrieved from the liver (glycogen storage). This can measurably reduce the bloated waist size after a series of indulgences. Skin turgor and oiliness improve too!
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Just move on.: You can't un-eat what you ate a a big holiday dinner by doing some type of cleanse thereafter. The food, and the calories, have been absorbed already. Just go back to your normal, hopefully healthy eating habits.

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