How to avoid binge eating on a hangover

17 August 2017 by
First published: 22 March 2014

Big night last night? Here’s an essential list of foods so you know how to avoid binge eating on a hangover. You’re welcome!

How to avoid binge eating on a hangover – Woken up feeling a bit worse for wear?  You only went out for one, but before you knew it, it was 2am and now you’ve got a blinding headache, a gurgling stomach and that alcohol-induced anxiety known as ‘the fear’.

Don’t beat yourself up, we can’t be on our best behaviour all the time and whilst it’s not a good idea to drink to excess on a regular basis, even the most well-intentioned of us over-indulge sometimes.

It may be tempting to speed dial your local pizza delivery or refuse to get out of bed, but neither of these things will help to lift your post-binge blues. Read our list of hangover-busting foods to nip that headache in the bud and escape from your duvet den before 2pm!

Read our list of hangover-busting foods to nip that headache in the bud

1. Water
Alcohol is a diuretic which means it dehydrates the body which in turn contributes to that nasty headache. Get some H2O into your system as soon as possible to take the edge off.

2. Eggs
Scramble them, boil them, eat them any way you like! When it comes to hangovers, eggs are your new best friend. Eggs contain cysteine, which helps break down the toxin that causes a hangover.

3. Ginger tea
If you can’t stomach food, try sipping on some ginger tea. Ginger aids digestion and can help settle a dodgy tum.

4. Spinach
They don’t call it a superfood for nothing! Spinach is packed full of vitamins and minerals and as a dark green leafy veg, can help detoxify the liver. Why not combine it with eggs to make an omelette with double the hangover-fighting power!

5. Green juice
Your blood sugar levels are probably all over the place after a big night. The natural sugars in a homemade green juice may help to balance them back out and put a stop to the shakes! Try these supergreens shots for inspo.

6. Coffee
Reaching for your morning caffeine fix can be a mixed blessing when you’re hungover. It will alleviate some of that grogginess, but be warned that it does also dehydrate the body which could worsen a headache.

7. What about a workout?
There are two schools of thought on this one, however, I firmly believe that you should work out when you have a hangover. Just  follow these top tips for working out with a hangover!