Step 7: Have a smoothie
Blend a veggie-rich smoothie the day after a binge for satiating fibre, but go easy on the fruit and juice. “It’s easy to drink way too much sugar,” says Bontempo. “It may come from the fruit and be natural sugar, but you still might drink way more than you’d ever eat.”
Mix one part fruit to two parts vegetables, like spinach or kale. Add protein, such as unsweetened yogurt or nut butter. Skip a juice base, and instead use unsweetened soy milk, unsweetened almond milk, or unsweetened green tea (it’s flavourless in a smoothie, but sneaks in healthy antioxidants).