7 Foods That Can Help After a Day of Unhealthy Eating

Silas & Grace

Ok, FIRST OFF, I just wanted to let you know that I think it’s pretty cool that you want to take care of your health.

Sometimes it’s easy to feel bad about messing up with your weight loss or fitness plan, but just know that that doesn’t make you dumb or a failure. In fact, it just makes you normal.

Like it’s normal to mess up. You. Are. Normal.

Now, with that out of the way, I just thought I’d give you a bit of help with getting back on track. Because what feels better than taking in ingredients and foods that just makes you feel good? 

Ok, there are probably a LOT of other things that feel better, but that’s beside the point. 😅

So! Let’s get you back on track and feeling good again. 😊❤️

Get an idea of your personal healthy weight with the BMI calculator & BAI calculator here. 🙂

1. Chia Seeds Because They’re Easy 👍 

I love chia seeds because not only are they packed with antioxidants and fiber (study), but they’re also SUPER easy to just add to things. 

So for instance…

  • Your water
  • Juice
  • Smoothie
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt

Oh, and it can help with bloating and that no-so-healthy feeling you have the next day after eating 7 SLICES OF PIZZA.

And lastly, with that fiber, they also help you stay fuller longer (study), which is a plus if you’re trying to take in fewer calories. 👌

2. Flax Seeds 😬 

Ugh, ok, not as crazy about flax seeds. My mom would put them in cookies to be all “healthy,” and it just didn’t work for me. I’m sorry, I don’t want to be healthy when I eat cookies. 😂

BUT! I will share what you can put them in and you can test it out yourself to see if it works:

  • Hot or cold cereal
  • Yogurt
  • Different baked goods
  • Salads
  • Toast
  • Smoothies

Oh, and here are the benefits. 😊 

Ok, so flax seeds are high in essential omega fatty acids (source), which Harvard states is great for heart health, preventing cancer, and a lot more. Also, being rich in fiber (source) and other nutrients, you’ll definitely want to add these to your breakfast to help your body feel better after a night out with friends.

3. Water 👌

Plain and simple, water is always going to be a good idea.

Also, it’s been shown in studies to help certain people lose weight in different situations. So for instance, in the study linked to above, it was shown that drinking around 500 ml of water before a main meal (while on a hypocaloric diet), helped middle aged and older adults lose more weight.

There really have been so many different studies on how water benefits us. So I think it’s safe to say that you should fill up a pitcher, and drink some throughout the day.

4. Aloe Vera (Also How to Actually Incorporate it Into Food) 👍 

I love aloe vera juices. Like the kind you get from Asian grocery stores. They taste just so so good. 👌 

BUT, if you want an alternative that’s a bit healthier, then you can scoop it out of the plant itself and put in some juice or water or a smoothie. Very simple and fun to eat! 

Now, but you might be thinking, “I don’t have an aloe vera plant, where the heck do I buy it for eating?” I got you.

Amazon and some Walmarts and Whole Foods sell aloe vera for consumption.

Oh, and here’s a good tutorial on how to scoop it out. 🙂

Also, it’s loaded with nutrients (study) that’ll help cleanse your body after a day of unhealthy eating (study). Pretty cool right?

5. Apples 🍎 🍎 🍎 

The 🍎 emoji is kinda cute. 😂 

Anyway, apples are a great source of fiber (source) and AWESOME at helping you stay fuller longer (study) which means fewer calories in after a day of taking in a TON of calories.

Also, if you’re eating less, this also means your body gets a chance to relax and detox (in a way) after unhealthy eating. Basically, you’re just putting good nutrients into your body. So it’s a win-win.

And if you want something to pair with it so you’re not just eating an apple, try cutting it up and putting honey and cinnamon on top. Or peanut butter for protein! 🙂

6. Broth (It’s Actually Pretty Cool!)

Broth is honestly amazing.

There are SO many nutrients found in broth and it’s a great way to get some protein and vitamins into your body (study). 

It’s such a good way to do a reset after going to the Cheesecake factory and eating close to 3,000 calories (yeah, I’m definitely not talking about myself 😬 😂).

Fish or chicken brother are great options and also easy to find at the store! And you can just put it in a mug, you don’t have to sit down with a bowl and spoon; pretty easy!

7. Apple Cider Vinegar 🤷‍♀️

Why that emoji? Well… because it’s not the easiest to drink, but it does have good health benefits!

Basically, apple cider vinegar has been shown in a small study to help improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar (study).

And, it’s also a great way to increase the good bacteria in your gut which is essential for keeping you healthy (source) and can help you stay slim (study). So definitely add a tablespoon to your water (or take a small shot of a couple of tablespoons or so like me) so that you can start feeling a lot better. 😊 

Just make sure not to drink it by itself! Apple cider vinegar can be harmful to your esophagus if drunk by itself (over time). So put it in some tea or dilute it in a big glass of water and you should be all good!

Ok, so I hope this was VERY helpful for you and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 

PS – What do you have any things you like to eat or drink (or do) after a day of unhealthy eating?

PPS – This cafe gave me my yearly dose of estrogen (not complaining) and here are 8 things I’m eating on my weight loss journey + quick tips

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

11 thoughts on “7 Foods That Can Help After a Day of Unhealthy Eating”

  1. I have read that pineapple (juice, too) can help with sodium retention. Unfortunately I don’t have a source at this moment. So if there’s been French fries in your very recent past that might help.

  2. Thank you for this great info!. I ate 2tblsp chia seeds in activia yogurt 5 outta 7 days a week (I usually don’t on weekends) for maybe 2 months at most and at my routine checkup my pre diabetes numbers came down from to 102 and Cholesterol levels back in normal range. I kinda stopped doing it but now that I know it works; plus I’ll be adding the flax seeds and detox water. – Sincerely Jackied

  3. When is the best time to drink/take the apple cider vinegar, I’ve been told afternoon or before bed. I take a tablet

    • Real quick, what kind of tablets are you taking? If it’s medication, then I would talk to your doctor about it since I don’t want to recommend something that might counteract your medication or harm you in some way. 🙂

  4. I use apple cider vinegar in my green tea and ginger tea. But apple cider vinegar should not be taken straight up as it can damage the enamel on your teeth and your esophagus.


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