The food hangover. We’ve all experienced one. Too much YOLOing with cookies, ice cream, chocolate, chips, ice cream, candy, cheese, bread, ice cream and blah blah blah. Beyond the guilt of over indulging and your jeggings feeling a little tighter, you feel like complete C.R.A.P.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: If you hopped off the whole food bandwagon for the sugar express, you are probably dehydrated at some level. Aim for at least an ounce of water per pound of body weight. I always feel so much better after a few glasses of water!
- Broth: Broth, specifically homemade from animal bones, contains gelatin. Gelatin aids and helps repair digestion. You can use broth to make soup, cook veggies, or just drink it straight.
- Ginger or Peppermint Tea: Both Ginger and Peppermint are known for stomach relief, specifically for pain or distress.
- Well Cooked Starchy Veggies: Such as sweet potatoes or squash. The soluble fiber will help things move through a bit easier.
- Meditation: If we are stressed out, digestion will be one of the first systems to be put on the back burner. Highly Offensive Foods stress our body. Being intentional about not stressing out, even if it’s just for ten minutes, will help our digestion get back on track.
- Avoid even more offensive foods: This includes sugar, alcohol, and caffeine, including coffee. Remember, we want to give our body a break, so a little hair of the dog may do more harm than good.
- Time: The old saying goes “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.” You’ve worked hard to get rid of the toxic garbage in your life. But now your body considers certain food toxic and it takes time to get it out.