But first, I would like to… I guess you could say, “enlighten” those who may not know exactly what a sugar hangover is.
So if you already know and you just want the info on HOW to get over a sugar hangover, then bypass this section and scroll down a bit until you see, “How I got over my sugar hangover“.
But if you’re not all too familiar with what a sugar hangover is; you have an idea, but still wanna know my definition of one as well as the symptoms, keep reading this next section…
What IS a “sugar hangover”? Is that really a thing?
In all truth and honesty, I didn’t even really know it was an actual thing. I just know that the day after Thanksgiving 2015, I felt like CRAP! I was super groggy, I had a massive headache, and I just wanted to stay in bed.
Now, while I’ve had alcohol before, I’ve never experienced an actual hangover.
But just from what I’ve heard of them, I’d suffice it to say that what I experienced was pretty darn close.
And sure enough, it WAS!
Basically, a sugar hangover is when your body simply has had a sugar overload. This can especially happen if you’re not used to eating a lot of sugar and suddenly, you binge out on sugar-containing foods or beverages.
I feel it important to note that I am NOT talking about the sugar crash you get when you get that sugar high, and then you crash and burn. I’m talking about the AWFUL way you feel the next day!
For me, I typically try to stay away from sugar unless it’s in the form of unrefined, natural sweeteners such as honey, blackstrap molasses, Grade B maple syrup, etc.
Now, I don’t always SUCCEED at that, as I DO have that occasional bowl of cereal or that piece or two or three of candy… but for the most part, in my day-to-day eating, I don’t do a lot of white sugar.
But during our family dinner, I ate a LOT of sweet potato soufflé with marshmallows on top, cranberry sauce, cheesecake, banana pudding, and apple pie. And along with those sweets; lots of high-carb, grain-based foods such as dressing (or stuffing, depending on how you grew up) and rolls.
And naturally the next day, I felt like a hot mess!
So, what did I DO about it?
Hey! Would you prefer to actually SEE & HEAR me share this information as opposed to reading it? If so, I got you! Simply press “play” and watch the video below!
The first thing I did was drank water! LOTS of it! I took a colon cleanse capsule the night before so that it would get me “going” at least by later that evening to help my digestive system along.
Then, I made & drank a cup of coffee. If you’re not a coffee drinker, you can forego this step – but I read that the caffeine DOES help.
After that, I ATE something. I was starting to feel a little better, but began feeling even better than that once I put some food in my stomach. Naturally I did NOT eat sugary stuff, which would only add to the problem; I stuck with turkey, chicken, and greens.
Then I took a liver detox capsule because, believe it or not, sugar can affect the liver much in the same way that alcohol can. Plus, when you eat too much sugar your pancreas goes into overtime producing insulin. This liver capsule helps support a healthy liver and pancreas!
AND… had I had one on hand, I would have taken a digestive enzyme & probiotic not only the day OF the sugar hangover, but also the day before, prior to my eating binge in order to help break down all the carbs and sugars.
But I gave my last one of those to a friend who was in dire need of relief from some digestive distress that started 2 weeks prior. I’m GLAD I gave it to her, though, because she called me the next day super-excited about how well it worked and how much better she felt after taking it!
So to Recap…
- Drink plenty of WATER – adding lemon may make it even more effective
- Take this colon cleanse to help your digestive system begin to clean out – even better to take the night before
- DRINK WATER
- Drink a cup of coffee – if you’re not a coffee drinker, have tea instead
- DRINK WATER
- Take this digestive enzyme & probiotic before your meal – even better to take right before you indulge in the foods
- DRINK WATER
- EAT something – NO sugary food. Fresh fruit is fine, but non-starchy veggies are even better
- DRINK WATER
- Take this liver cleanse capsule with that meal
- Oh, and did I say, DRINK WATER?
Now you may be saying,
“Well gee Cherie, little too late with some of these products you’re recommending! I don’t have ANY of those on hand!”
You have water, so drink water…
Drink the coffee or tea…
If you don’t have a good probiotic and enzyme on hand, eat some yogurt. Don’t have that either? If you can, run and get some or have someone do it for you.
Can’t do that either? Forget about it! Go on ahead and eat some food and then lie down and rest up!
The whole idea of the product recommendations is so you can get those things NOW so you’ll have them on-hand for the next time.
And PLEASE don’t view these tips as a “pass” to just go all out on a regular basis, either! You don’t want to make a habit of abusing your body in such a harsh manner.
But the tips are here if and when you ever need ’em!
OH, and please be sure to pass this info along to your friends & loved ones… thanks!
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