You can’t move, you can’t sleep, and you can’t even think straight! But it’s all okay because you’ve stuffed yourself with delicious food and craft beer so you clearly had a great time getting to this point.
But what can you do to stumble over this hurdle and get back on your feet so you can eat more amazing food? We’ve got you covered.
1. Drink LOTS of water
Drinking water helps to flush toxins out of your system and can reduce constipation. It’s also great for you and will help to keep your skin from getting dry and cracked while you lie on the couch and recover from your weekend. Without regular water intake, waste products can pool in our bodies and cause problems, according to Breaking Muscle. Help your digestive system by drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, and don’t wait until you feel thirsty. Drinking enough water is vital to your food coma recovery!
2. Eat a healthy, regular breakfast
Food is likely the last thing on your mind, but make sure you eat a regular (healthy) breakfast the day after a big binge. Try fruit and yoghurt or a bowl of plain oatmeal.
3. Get plenty of fruit into your meals
Many fruits are rich in fibre, and combined with water, this will prevent constipation and help your body to filter out everything it doesn’t need! Including that pizza dough lump that feels like it’s about to break through your stomach. If you don’t eat a meal that has fruit (or vegetables) in it, make it a priority to eat a small bowlful after.
4. Do NOT cut carbs
Cutting carbs overall is not a great idea, because they’re what your muscles use for fuel. Instead, avoid white pasta and rice and try to eat brown rice, quinoa, soba noodles and oats. Your muscles will get the fuel they require without adding excess fat and sugar to your meals. Brown carbs are the best option for keeping your muscles fuelled and your body feeling great.
5. Limit alcohol (but only until you feel better …)
This one might be tough, but it will make you feel a whole lot better! If you’re a real social animal, try to go a week only having a maximum of two drinks a night. If at all possible, cut it out entirely during the week to give your body a chance to cycle out all of the toxins and waste products.
With the drinks available at Eat St. Bar, we understand giving up alcohol entirely for a whole week could be tough, but it may also mean you’ll be back on your feet faster so you can get back to our delicious food menu!
Don’t sideline yourself for too long with a food coma. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be on your feet ready to socialise at Eat St. Bar again in no time.