I woke up this morning with the worst headache, I am irritable, I can’t focus, and my body hates me! I have a massive hangover and it isn’t from alcohol, but rather from my food yesterday!
I typically follow a clean diet 80/20. I leave myself a little wiggle room for indulgences and I am good with that. However, yesterday I more than doubled my carb intake and today I am paying for it. Maybe you have felt this way before too and just didn’t realize why. Maybe you thought you were fighting a bug. Maybe you thought you ate something that didn’t agree with you. Maybe you had a food hangover.
Food hangovers can occur when we overindulge in fatty, salty, sugary, spicy, or carb-y foods. It can be too much for our bodies to cope with if it is a deviation from our healthy eating habits and we may experience hangover-like symptoms such as bloating, headaches, nausea, lethargy, and irritability in retaliation. It happens quite often around holidays, vacations, and eating at buffets. These type of hangovers are quite common and I am sure we have all experienced it at one time or another. So what is the best way to cure a food hangover?
- Drink plenty of water- this may be a challenge if you feel bloated but it is a good way to move things through your body and hydrate, as some of these foods dehydrate.
- Get out and walk- exercise will also help your digestive tract and make you feel better.
- Get back on track with your healthy eating plan- don’t let one bad meal or one bad day derail your efforts. Load up on fresh veggies, lots of greens, and lean protein. The sooner you get back on track the faster you will feel normal again.
- Be patient- there is no magic pill to cure a food hangover and taking two aspirin most likely won’t help either. Be kind to yourself, we all have overindulged at some point. This too shall pass and remember the best cure is one that is not sought after!
How to Cure a Food Hangover By Fitmo Coach, Carol Keller
Do you look in the mirror and say “Who Am I?” Do you want to feel younger, confident, & have more energy? As a woman over 40, I understand the struggles that woman our age go through. I’ve been a diet and exercise coach for over 10 years and I want to help you get YOUR sexy back & put that confidence back in your strut!
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