"You should be exerting yourself, but not so much that you cannot carry on a conversation," he advises. The sooner you can get back onto a regular workout routine of cardio three to five days a week with some strength training, the better.
Don't go straight for the leftovers first thing in the morning
Your first instinct might be to skip breakfast altogether, which, if you're still stuffed from the night before (it happens!), then that's totally fine. Breakfast isn't all it's cracked up to be anyway. But if you wake up hungry and want to get back on track to a healthy routine, then be sure to eat something filling, yet light.
"Focus on lean protein, complex carbohydrates with fiber, and fats without high levels of cholesterol, saturated fat, or any trans fat," suggests Dr. Kumar. "An example is steel-cut oatmeal, a small egg white omelet, and a handful of almonds." Don't fry up your turkey in bacon fat for a massive morning-after scramble, in other words.