FOOD HANGOVER

A big meal can make you just as headachy and bloated as overdoing alcohol. How to bounce back?

  1. Movement is mandatory. 

Overeating slows digestion, which is why you feel so stuffed and sluggish. Plus salty and sugary foods pull fluid from your cells, throwing off their levels. To offset these effects, get active. Just taking a walk after eating helps restore cells fluid revs metabolism, so you feel better faster.

  1. Sip smartly 

Drinking water keeps digestion moving and helps your cell’s fluid levels stay stable. Sip 4 to 8 ounces of water after each cocktail or glass of wine. 

  1. Eat more not less

Your instinct is to choose ultralight meals the next day to make up for a feast. But if you do, you will wind up hungry- and tempted to overdo it again. Eat normally and focus on food that are high insoluble fiber and low in fat, like vegetables or legumes. This type of fiber revs digestion (fat slows in) , helping you recover.