No matter how you celebrated Halloween last night, it probably involved some candy. And there’s a good chance you consumed a few more of those fun-size pieces than you normally do, which could leave you with a dreaded sugar hangover. If you’re experiencing the fatigue, nausea, headache, upset stomach and cravings for more sugar, you’re in the thick of the sugar hangover my friends. And these steps can help you get rid of the lingering physical symptoms that are making you feel less than wonderful today.
Get moving - Exercise can help balance blood sugar both short and long term, so it’s time to get physical. It doesn’t have to be an hour-long sweat sesh, a 30-minute power walk, 10 minute yoga session, or even a two-minute dance party will work, as long as your blood is pumping and your muscles are working, you’re good.
Add cinnamon to your go-to morning beverage - Whether it’s coffee, herbal tea, or a golden milk, adding cinnamon to your first drink of the day can help the sugar hangover because it’s a blood sugar stabilizer. And it tastes good too, so it’s a win-win.
Eat a satisfying meal full of healthy fats and protein - If you’re feeling guilty for your candy indulgence, you might be tempted to restrict your calories today, but that’s probably only going to make you hangry or feel legitimately sick when your blood sugar dips. So you’re better off eating healthy fats, fiber, and protein so you feel satisfied and your blood sugar is balanced.
And drink plenty of water - Adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to your water can help your body recover sooner by helping to balance blood sugar, too.