I woke up Friday morning with a familiar feeling. It was Biter’s Remorse and I felt it all over! Biter’s Remorse, much like its relative Buyer’s Remorse occurs when you just wish you hadn’t. You wish you hadn’t had that extra helping of mashed potatoes or visited Louis Vuitton on a Target budget.
You really wish you hadn’t overindulged on baked goods that you have never tried (every year) or purchased those designer jeans that you will definitely fit into (next year). You really, really wish you hadn’t shoved your 8 year old cousin aside as he reached for the last piece of corn bread or stolen that nice man’s shopping cart because he got the last deal on a Black Friday television. Its all the same and you just wish you hadn’t!
Whether its a Holiday Meal Hangover that causes you to subtly unbutton the top of your pants or a Shopping Spree that covers 3 states and multiple forms of payment, remorse can be really tough to overcome. Biter’s Remorse is difficult because the after-effects can be felt in your tummy and seen on your hips.
Many people attempt to counteract this holiday folly by rushing into a weeklong detox and hitting the gym hard. It remains only a weeklong attempt because the occasional healthnut and remorseful overeater tend to overdo it. You can beat this issue by taking the slow and steady approach. Shop ahead, plan meals and gradually immerse yourself in a manageable workout routine that is high energy but low impact. The slow and steady approach is the perfect way to get back to your old self and put an end to Biter’s Remorse.