The hyper-saturation of your muscle glycogen that you are feeing post binge is due to an unconventional carbohydrate loading. While endurance athletes and bodybuilders usually take several days to carb load, research shows that hyper-saturation of your muscle glycogen stores can occur in 24 hour period. This can make you feel bloated because your body stores multiple water molecules with each sugar molecule inside your muscles. To accelerate the restoration of your muscle glycogen stores back to normal levels eat a carbohydrate reduced diet on your post binge day. You do not need to take drastic steps to eliminate all carbohydrates in your diet that day but foregoing food with a high carbohydrates density like breads, rice, pasta, potatoes, and other grains for more green vegetables and protein will force your body to rely more on its carbohydrates stores for energy. This will get rid of the bloat and get you feeling back to normal faster.
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