Two Things You Can Do To Feel More Comfortable After Eating Too Much

Two Things You Can Do To Feel More Comfortable After Eating Too Much

So you just had an enormous meal — plus dessert. Before you slip into a food coma, you can make yourself feel a bit more comfortable by doing these things first.

Photo by Holly Lay.

First thing’s first, you need to get on your feet. As registered dietitian Leslie Bonci explains to Sophie Bushwick at Popular Science, movement is a major part of digesting food:

“If you take yourself from a sitting to a standing position, you’re going to move food more quickly and feel less uncomfortable sooner than if you just sit down.”

Moving will tell your body it needs energy and move the food from your stomach to your intestines, and that will make you feel less like you’re about to explode. There’s no need to hit the treadmill, though. Just go for a slow walk around your neighbourhood.

While you’re at it, Bonci recommends you drink as much liquid as you can. Water is best, but whatever liquid you choose will help move things along. You can learn more about the science of eating too much at the link below.

How to Eat as Much Food as Humanly Possible [Popular Science]

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