It’s that time of year, and once again, you caved. You didn’t just eat one cookie at your friend’s holiday party, you ate all the cookies (or at least that’s what it felt like). You know it’s not the best move for your body—but now that it’s done, is there anything you can do to counteract its effects?
While you can’t erase those calories, there are some simple ways you can keep them from being immediately stored as fat, says Laila Tabatabai, MD, an endocrinologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, and fend off the eventual energy crash (and junk-food cravings!) that can happen after eating too many sweets. Here are her tips for what to do next.
Get some exercise
It can take a lot of physical activity to burn off one moment of weakness—you’d have to run almost 5 miles to cancel out the calories in a…
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