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Here are some clutch ways to recover from the Itis as painlessly as possible:
- Resist the slippery slope. It’s easy to think, “Well, I already have the Itis. Might as well enjoy it,” as you down another plate of sliders and fries. No, friends, no. That attitude will take you from slight food hangover to BODY SHUTTING DOWN COMPLETELY.
- Walk it off. I know, I know. You’re in no state to actually work out — and you probably shouldn’t. But just take a walk! Go for a leisurely bike ride! Or if you really can’t even get out of the house, do 20 pushups and 20 situps. Whatever you do, just move a LITTLE bit. I promise it will help you feel human again.
- Feed the Itis. Yup, that’s right — you gotta eat! Starving yourself after a case of the Itis will get you NO WHERE. You need to eat. But be a little picky about WHAT. Choose whole foods cooked simply (i.e., something like baked chicken or tofu and steamed veggies) so you don’t just compound the problem. I like snacking on lots of veggies, nuts, and clean protein — like eggs — until I feel like myself again.
- Let the guilt go. You ate delicious food (the Itis only happens after you eat genuinely good food!). You enjoyed it. There’s no reason to beat yourself up about it. You’ll be back to your usual self in no time. Letting guilt get the best of you after you overdo it a bit is only going to make you feel worse. You have to own your Itis and know that it doesn’t happen often!
Be safe man! Let’s just be honest… You need to exercise.
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