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The morning after the night before?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 09, 2011 at 10:06 AM

So it was our work christmas party last night and while the food was acceptably low carb, I did indulge a little (ahem!) on the alcohol. I have seen advice to simply get back on track with good nutrition today (already begun with a decent bacon and egg breakfast) but is there anything else I can do to quickly shift remaining toxins and get back to normal from a paleo point of view?...a lot of the other "remedies" are not particularly palatable...

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on December 09, 2011
at 08:36 PM

That is much more official than "some hair of the dog that bit you"!

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on December 09, 2011
at 07:54 PM

Maybe we need a paleo "morning after pill".

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on December 09, 2011
at 01:05 PM

You're not looking to build strength or endurance, you're looking to use what you already have to get the blood pumping and get all those positive hormonal effects of being in motion. So if that's pumping through some higher volume weights, jumping in the pool or hitting the road is all good. If time's short then a few sprints or a quick 5 minutes of jumping jacks, air squats and pushups. For me, I'd be getting in some of the stronger yoga poses and stretches if my head couldn't handle the pounding heart rate but it just whatever you can do without thinking. And a cold shower.

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on December 09, 2011
at 12:44 PM

I always try to fast the day after I overindulge in any way. Then any kind of activity that gets me moving and preferably gets me sweating.

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on December 09, 2011
at 10:54 AM

Thanks AndyM. Water is going down already. I need to function and have work meetings so napping unfortunately not an option. What exercise would you recommend? Cardio, strength or just hit the sauna? (little hopeful on that last one...)

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Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

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on December 09, 2011
at 10:47 AM

Exercise, drink lots of water and fasting would probably be the quickest way to flush things out but not necessarily the easiest. Assuming you still need to function today then I'd suggest making sure you're hydrated with some lovely coconut water and go walk about in the fresh air or whatever level of exercise is comfortable for you. If struggling more by the middle of the day then power nap. But then that's pretty much how I'd approach recovering from anything if I could. Exercise, sleep and water.

6cdc6b1e75690cfcc4804a6c9eaa910a

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on December 09, 2011
at 10:54 AM

Thanks AndyM. Water is going down already. I need to function and have work meetings so napping unfortunately not an option. What exercise would you recommend? Cardio, strength or just hit the sauna? (little hopeful on that last one...)

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

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on December 09, 2011
at 01:05 PM

You're not looking to build strength or endurance, you're looking to use what you already have to get the blood pumping and get all those positive hormonal effects of being in motion. So if that's pumping through some higher volume weights, jumping in the pool or hitting the road is all good. If time's short then a few sprints or a quick 5 minutes of jumping jacks, air squats and pushups. For me, I'd be getting in some of the stronger yoga poses and stretches if my head couldn't handle the pounding heart rate but it just whatever you can do without thinking. And a cold shower.

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on December 09, 2011
at 12:44 PM

I always try to fast the day after I overindulge in any way. Then any kind of activity that gets me moving and preferably gets me sweating.

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on December 09, 2011
at 11:48 AM

The most important thing is drink LOTS. Water and green tea being about the best things you can drink right now. I suggest consuming little food but giving your body a chance to recover rather than digest.

In terms of working out, I wouldnt recommend you try and set any PR's! While I never recommend cardio, a good solution would be calisthenics (bodyweight exercises) like pullups, lunges.. that kidna stuff to work up a good sweat.

And @ your reply to the above: since you're dehydrated, I'd avoid the sauna today I'm afraid :(

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on December 09, 2011
at 02:23 PM

LOTS of NAC, glutathione patches and R alpha lipoic acid and Epsom salt baths. Salted water to replace two key hormones allostatically.......ADH and aldosterone. Regular water does not work as well.

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on December 09, 2011
at 08:36 PM

That is much more official than "some hair of the dog that bit you"!

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