Anyone with a taste for a little bubbly has the potential to stray right into a hangover. They’re an ill-begotten morning reminder of what you’re pretty sure was a fantastic office Christmas party, a Friday or Saturday night out with your squad, or a lazy Sunday afternoon drinks that turned into stumbling home at 4am on a Monday morning without any shoes. If that’s not bad enough, your hangover will be paired with a rumbling empty belly and the sad thought that you have work today, and it’s probably gonna suck.
You already know how to plan your weekend fiesta, but in this post, we’ll tell you how to cure the resulting hangover, so you can work through the pain and the extremely limited sympathy of your co-workers. What you’ll want to eat will be privy to your tastes, as well as what and how much you drank, so we’ve gathered a range of options as well as the bare necessities.
Nothing washes down regret like water, and it should be your first port of call before even thinking about food. Drinking alcohol severely dehydrates your body, and you need to replenish the level of water in your system. Keep a bottle of water handy at your desk and drink regularly throughout the day.
Carbs are an essential hangover cure, and toast is an easy source that can be found in most office kitchens. Carbohydrates are a heavier option, which will provide necessary energy to fuel your mind and body. We recommend eating a simple toasted cheese sandwich, or choose smashed avocado for a healthier option. If you’re in Sydney though and can’t eat smashed avo because it will negatively impact your ability to afford a house, then try banana and honey toast instead!
If you love your coffee, drink up. Today is no exception. A hit of caffeine with breakfast will supplement your energy intake. Remember that caffeine also dehydrates your body, so if coffee is the way to go, then augment with plenty of water.
However you like your bacon and eggs, this greasy dish is perfect hangover food. The combination of protein and fat is both delicious and necessary to rebuilding your stamina, to survive Monday after a big weekend. Add hash browns as a side (or as the main meal to your side of bacon and eggs) and you’re good to go!
Pizza is a versatile lunch option. Keep those carbs coming throughout the work day to remain at the top of your game. Pepperoni, margarita, meat-lovers, vegetarian, whatever you fancy. It all does the job.
While carbohydrates are important to fuel your energy reserves, you might want to add some fruit to your snack list. Eating regularly throughout the day is a vital hangover cure, and fruit is a healthy alternative to cakes, bikkies and chocolate.
Fruit juice is a restorative hangover cure. It’s great at any time of the day, and can be consumed as a snack or supplement to a main meal.
Not keen on fruit, or craving something from the dark side? Any guilty pleasure like cakes and chocolates are suitable for a work day in sunnies. If you’re watching your calories, beware of indulging too much after all those drinks you downed. Do remember though, that a little indulgence never hurt anyone.
A combination of the recommendations we’ve made will prove the best strategy to curing that hangover. If you hydrate regularly and keep those energy levels up, you’ll have all you need to survive until 5.
If however, you’re avoiding the glare of the sun and shudder at the thought of more human interaction, you can easily order catering to your office online from us! Get in touch with our friendly and sympathetic team of foodies!