How to Recover from Binge Eating

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Overdo it this weekend? No worries--here's how to get back on track.


Step one: Toss out the remnants of last night's greasefest.

Today, fill your plate with good stuff--produce, lean protein, whole grains. And the next time you find yourself fork-deep in mac 'n' cheese, use these stay-slim tips:

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Get spicy. Cinnamon, turmeric and other spices may inhibit enzymes that help you digest fat--so the fat gets expelled, not stored on your butt.

Drink decaf.
Sat fat may interfere with your body's ability to respond to insulin; some research suggests adding caffeine could dampen that ability even more. Do decaf to keep blood sugar in line.

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Take a stroll.
Light activity helps put your body in fat-burning mode.

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