I’m starting a new section on my blog called Happy Hour. This will simply be a section that will include all my favorite drink recipes, wine nights, and any other odds and ends that come along with drinking. Today, I’ll be talking about the feeling you get after you go a little crazy on the cocktails, aka the hangover.
Being hung over may be one of the worst feelings in the world.
The number one tip I have starts actually before you go to bed. I found that if I want to wake up feeling somewhat decent in the morning, I need to drink at least 3-4 glasses of water before bed. This really works. There have been times that I knew that this works but still got too lazy to go get a cup of water and drink it before bed and I always paid for it in the morning! If you’re worried that you might forget (or be incapable) of getting water before going to bed, I always make sure I have a tall water bottle filled with water next to my bedside table to so once my head hits the pillow I don’t have to move.
The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is detox my body and try to get rid of everything in my body from the night before. I personally love gentle detox green teas!
Without going into too much detail, this tea just simply (and gently) starts to get things moving so you can instantly start to feel better. You will also start to rehydrated your body which is key. I have a cup of this tea along with a water bottle full of water.
The next thing I do is pop some pills, not anything bad, just some ibuprofen and some vitamins. I don’t take ibuprofen too often, but when my hangover’s killer, it’s a must. Taking vitamins will also help speed up your hangover recovery by feeding your body some of the nutrients it’s currently lacking.
After that I try to put something good into my body. I feel like everyone is craving something fried and greasy when you wake up in the morning hung over. I’m not going to lie and say that I don’t let myself have something fried and greasy after waking up, but I try to put something good in my body first. Your body will feel so much better after getting the nutrients it needs. You could quickly whip up a green smoothie, or I sometimes plan on having a green juice in the fridge prepared if I know I’m going out the night before. This way I can just chug a bunch of healthy fruits and veggies almost instantly.
After I fill my body full of liquid nutrients, I’m normally still pretty hungry. Some ‘hangover cure breakfast foods’ that I try to incorporate into my hangover routine include:
Egg Scramble with Toast
Eggs are full of amino acids like cysteine which helps your liver and also breaks down chemicals that produce that horrible hangover headache you get. Vegetables are obviously packed with a lot of vitamins and nutrients, so they’re a tasty, healthy addition to this breakfast. I like to add toast with butter and put the scramble on top like an open-faced sandwich. This makes me feel like I’m getting that ‘greasy’ breakfast that I’m craving, but it’s still super healthy and full of nutrients.
Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit
Oats are full of nutrients like calcium, vitamin B, magnesium, iron which instantly makes your body feel better and energized. I love mixing my oatmeal with some fresh fruit and a source of healthy fat such as mixed nuts or coconut.
After I eat, all I really want to do is go back to bed. Sometimes that’s an option, while other times it’s not. Taking a shower is something that makes me instantly feel better, no matter if I’m sick or hung over, (or sick because I’m hung over!). When I’m clean, I instantly feel a million times better.
It’s okay to have a lazy day if you’re not feeling like being a functioning individual that day. Most of the time, I normally plan my nights out only when I know that I can be a lazy bum the next day with nothing planned. However, if you adopt these tips, your day will go so much better, because lets face it, nobody likes to be hung over!
Do you have any tips when it comes to curing your hangover, leave a comment down below and let me know!