Whether you've been snacking too much at home, overindulged during a family meal, or you just couldn't resist all the dessert table, stomach pain from overeating is really uncomfortable. You're left feeling bloated, overly full and suffering the effects of indigestion or acid reflux. The good news is, you can take some easy steps to feel better fast.
You might be stressing over the fact that you ate too much and left feeling guilty. While binge eating is not good for you, overindulging once in a while isn't going to ruin your health. It's okay to have the occasional treat or eat a little more than usual. If you are too restrictive with your diet, you might even find yourself binge eating more because you feel deprived. Take it easy on yourself. Acknowledge that you overdid it and try to relax. Keep yourself busy or focused on another activity instead of regretting your food choices.
When you're overly full, laying on the couch sounds like a pretty good idea, but you'll feel better if you get up and move your body. Take a light walk around the neighborhood and your body will digest your food faster. While light exercise helps digestion, if you do anything too heavy, digestion will be slowed. Remember don't try to overcompensate overeating with working out. Give your body time to do it's job.
Adding more to an already full stomach may seem counterproductive but your body needs water. According to Mayo Clinic, "Water is essential for good health. Water and other liquids help break down food so that your body can absorb the nutrients. Water also softens stool, which helps prevent constipation." This doesn't mean you need to go chug a gallon of water immediately after eating. Take it easy and take small sips of water throughout the rest of the day.
When you're feeling sick from overeating, the last thing you want to do is take a pill to "help" with digestion. Instead try Happi Tummi, a completely natural external herbal pouch in a plush wrap that is warmed and snuggled around the area of pain. The combination of herbs, restriction and heat instantly relieves pain and stress. Happi Tummi gives you relief from pain and nausea and some predictability to your bowel movements without drops or drugs.
Don't feel like you have to eat less in your next meal to make up for overeating. It's important to go back to your normal way of eating. It's helpful if you have your next meal planned so you can aim for a healthy, balanced meal. Resist the urge to binge eat again by eating when you feel a little hungry, not when you feel starved. Try to give your stomach time to empty.
In summary, keep eating a balanced meal, reduce your consumption of unhealthy foods, and use Happi Tummi to improve your reaction to those things you have or must eat.