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Consumed a big meal? Here are 6 things you can do to fix it

Published on:2 March 2021, 10:47am IST
Whether it’s home-cooked food or food from your favourite restaurants, there are times when we end up eating large meals, way beyond our capacity. Fret not, it can be fixed with some simple tricks.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Reset your after-meal regime for improved digestion. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

A few days ago, Bollywood beauty Alia Bhatt confessed that she loves home-cooked food, and just can’t get enough of it. Frankly, neither can we! We all know when mum cooks our favourite food with love, it’s impossible to resist it. No wonder, we end up eating large portions. The result is heaviness and uneasiness. But you can avoid it, if you do these six things right after finishing up a large meal. 

1. Sit in vajrasana for 15 minutes

Well, you must have heard everyone say that you shouldn’t exercise right after a meal. But on the other hand, vajrasana is the only yoga pose that you must perform after eating a large meal, because this pose helps in improving your digestion.

When you do vajrasana, the position obstructs the blood flow to your leg, and increases the size of your stomach, which improves uneasiness and you feel better. This also helps you with problems like gas and constipation, which tend to occur after consuming a large meal.

things you should do after eating a large meal
Vajarasana won’t let you bloat after a large meal. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

This also helps in restricting problems like gas and constipation which tend to happen after a large meal.

2. Sip on some warm water

Wait for half an hour after eating your meal, and sip on some warm water. You can also have green tea to detox better. These hot beverages help to remove toxins, and metabolise the digestive juices in your body.

3. Take a probiotic

If you’ve eaten a large meal, don’t forget to have a bowl of yogurt or a glass of buttermilk, or any other form of probiotic to smoothen the digestive process.

4. Brush your teeth

Yes, it is very important for two reasons – one, if you don’t brush, then the food that stays in your mouth can lead to bad breath and cavity. Secondly, the food that’s left in your mouth can trigger hunger, making you binge on more food.

things you should do after eating a large meal
You need to brush your teeth within 15 minutes of having your meal. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Take a stroll

Just a stroll – no running or brisk walking. You need to take out just 10 minutes and take a walk. Avoid sitting or lying down, as this will slow the digestion process.

6. Don’t stress about the food you have eaten

This is very important. Most of us don’t think while we eat, but after we’ve done, we start stressing about what we’ve eaten and how much we’ve eaten. Do not do this at all, because stress can lead to rise in cortisol levels, which is even worse. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the food you eat.

So ladies, the next time when you indulge in a cheat meal and feel like you’ve eaten way beyond your capacity, then try out these tricks!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.