If You're Suffering From a Halloween-Candy Hangover, Do These 4 Things to Feel Better
Halloween is all about the fun, costumes, and of course, candy! But if you think you overdid it a little on the bite-size bars and are feeling a bit crummy, these four things may help you feel better.
- Eat nourishing foods, and don't restrict: If you feel like you binged on candy or overdid it on Halloween-inspired baked goods, it's tempting to restrict all candy or restrict food in general "to make up for it." Not eating after overeating is not recommended, and registered dietitian Dalina Soto, MA, LDN, who helps women end chronic dieting, said to "incorporate feel-good foods" that personally make you feel happy and energized and that are easy to digest.
- Drink more water: Make water consumption a priority the day after your Halloween festivities. Staying hydrated will help with your digestion and the bloating, Soto said, and can help increase your energy levels.
- Fight fatigue: Whether you hosted a Halloween party or spent an exhausting couple of hours corralling trick-or-treaters, the holiday can eat into your sleep time. Rest as much as you can today. Try not to overconsume caffeine, as that can make you feel more tired and make it harder to fall asleep tonight. Just drink lots of water, as mentioned above, and make a point to go to sleep early tonight so you don't feel overly tired for the rest of the week.
- Move: Soto suggested moving your body in ways that feel good. You may appreciate a light workout such as yoga, Pilates, or walking.