How to Quickly Recover From a Sugar Hangover?

How to Quickly Recover From a Sugar Hangover? 
By Dr. Mary Starr Carter

Your heart is racing, your mind is spinning, your stomach hurts and now you are kicking yourself because you ate too much sugar.  Candy, cookies, cakes, pies, chocolate whatever it is you ate too much.  Now you are starting to feel a slight headache too.  Sound familiar?   It is called a Sugar Hangover. 

A Sugar Hangover can last a few hours to a few days depending on how tolerant your body is to sugar.  But unfortunately the effects of all that sugar can last weeks.   So here are a few tips to help you reduce or even avoid a Sugar Hangover and help your body deal with all those calories.

1)    WATER WATER WATER   make sure your body is plenty hydrated before your Sugar Attack and afterwards. This will help your Liver and organs process the sugar easier as well as help flush out some of the inflammation.

2)    ENZYMES:  for adults or children Enzymes will help take some of the stress off the poor Pancreas and digestive system that has to work on overload when you eat so much sugar.

3)    PROTEIN:  Be sure to have a healthy snack of Protein with your sugar or before or after.  Like a handful of nuts, some Greek yogurt, or even cheese.  Make sure the next morning you have a healthy protein shake or high protein breakfast first thing and continue to have a lot of protein for the next few days.

4)    Coconut oil:  Extra Virgin Coconut oil that is.  For the next few days be sure to have a tablespoon or more of Coconut oil each day.  Coconut oil and the healthy fats not only help your pancreas but it can hinder bad fungus and bacteria that can grow in your belly when you eat sugar. 

5)    Take an Alkalizer.  Too much sugar leads to lots of acid in your system and too much acid equals lots of inflammation. High inflammation can cause a person to have pain and stiffness, sleep poorly, increase allergies, and the list goes on.  I recommend Alkalime by Young living.  Take this in water before your sugar attack afterwards and before you go to bed.  In fact anyone who drinks wine or alcohol at night really should have an Alkalime drink before bed to fight the inflammation that alcohol causes.

Now remember if you help your Sugar Hangover do 1-2 of the suggestions above. But if you want to really stop a Sugar Hangover than I recommend you do all of these as well as limit the episodes of Sugar Attacks.  Constant Sugar Abuse (high doses of sugar) is a form of torture on your body it can lead to many awful conditions like Diabetes.

We are not going to be perfect but we can help support our body when we fall of the Healthy Eating Wagon. 

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Dr. Mary Starr Carter is known as the Total Wellness Doc. She has been training individuals about Natural Health Solutions for over 13 years. She is trained as a Chiropractor and has studied under the world’s foremost leaders in natural medicine. She is a mother and a wife and has created a balanced and total wellness life for herself and thousands of her clients using her simple wholistic approach to health and wellness. Her coaching, classes and ebooks help clients with Fibromyalgia, Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes, Weight problems, Thyroid and Chronic pain find resources and solutions to better health.



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  • Dj2me55

    Sugar sure can be our enemy. I added water, sulfurzyme and peppermint before I retired and no side effects.

  • Twomeyjordan17

    i never knew how much sugar was unhealthy but during my pregnancy i noticed if i drank water throughout the day i didnt crave chocolate as much.

  • Ellen

    I am learning to add more protein to my diet to combat any sugar craving or overload.”

  • Verda

    What an excellent suggestion to eat a protein such as Greek Yogurt to combat sugar’s effects.

  • Debbie

    I increased my water prior to and after having some sugar and it made a huge difference.

  • Poodi999

    I ahve added coconut oil to my diet and found amazing results.

  • Jordan

    I took Dr Mary’s advice and replaced some candy with cheese and had no bad hangover this time

  • Ajinimoto

    Lol. This whole week, I had to wake up really early for exams. Ironically, the school admins, while probably knowing that we would come out of the exams starving and with little time for lunch before resuming class schedules, shut down all the vending machines, and there were no other food sales I had access to and little time to even pack something. As a result, I got my energy from loads of candies and stuff…. ;A;

    This was helpful, thanks…. All the other results for my search on this topic resulted in awkward help-for-bingers-type advice… ^^

    • Dr. Mary Starr

       Glad it could help you!    -Dr M 

  • Dchild45

    Sugar Hangover!!! The other day I had toooooo much sugar and I found myself trembling inside and of course I was VERY upset with myself for not being able to stop. I looked at my husband and said (talking very fast) that I was on a servere sugar “buzz” and laughed even though I certainly didn’t like it! I went to my Young Living Essential Oil rack and grabbed the Ocatea oil and started dripping a drop under my tongue every 5 mins. after just 2 drops my body was back to normal. What a blessing!

    • Dr. Mary Starr

      I am with you on this one….  i didn’t have Octea when I was at the Drive inn eating Peanut butter M&Ms but I had enzymes and Common Sense oil that stopped the sugar high and the desire to eat more… LOL 

  • Deborah Howard

    Great suggestions  The coconut oil and enzymes are new suggestions to me even though I have both  Thank you

  • marie

    when you have a sugar attack do you have the possibilitie to through up?

    • marystarr

      yes … 

  • Cocolove

    Very informative and helpful.
    Is it safe to tie the alkaline everyday or only when consuming sugar and alcohol?
    But what can you do to recover from a sugar crash -no energy,etc?

    • durangobrat

      We actually have a coral calcium sachet that we use on a daily basis that is amazing… so many people have seen fantastic results. I have friends that are diabetic and have cut their insulin levels in half because of this product. Not only does it raise the ph level in the water but it adds trace minerals as well. Plus its great for those involved in sports. :)

    • Dr Mary Starr

      Yes you can take Alkalime everyday several times a day. As far as the no energy, SUPER B’s B Vitamins

  • katie

    Thank you for answering the question. I have gone to 10 websites so far which all basically just say don’t eat sugar. Yours actually tells you what to do if you think you ate too mucg sugar. WOnderful site. Much appreciated!

    • Dr Mary

      Katie, you are welcome. Yes these tips do help. Just ask my husband after Sundays Fathers day cookie splurge…LOL

  • Sandra Simpson Magoon

    Hello!! I am looking forward to doing all these. I’ve had a great deal of acid, inflammation, and very much weight gain, constipation from the indigestion and terrible bloat. Tried a few things and have had a few tests done. Have terrible sugar addiction since last Oct all my eating change for the bad.. :(

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