Hangover Over

I called my site “Play with Cora”” for a reason. First of all the P.L.A.Y. actually stands for Play, Love and Yoga… (Isn’t that obvious? Haha of course not!)

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Anyways, I want to see myself as a fun mom and a fun partner. While I am disciplined in my eating, my yoga practice (well I am disciplined in general) I think it’s important to have some fun from time to time. And it is important to do that to maintain a good marriage… that’s why date night is so important between me and my husband.

I would like to talk about the importance of having dates with your other half in another time, as it’s going to take a whole article, today I just want to share my hangover cure.

So it was T8 in Hong Kong last night. I was supposed to have a 6:00pm class but due to the typhoon it was cancelled. So instead I went to pick up my husband at his office and asked him to go out for a drink (he actually wanted to go home…). We met up with a friend and had a few glasses of wine, and then we continued to one of our favourite Vietnamese restaurant for a dinner and opened another bottle.

I was not drunk, but I could definitely feel it. I came home, and this was what I did.

I ate a banana, a glass of coconut water before I went to bed. I also put a carafe of water next to my bedside table.

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Then at 2am in the morning I woke up still feeling woozy.

My husband made me some soup.

I know.. it’s a lot of food.. but this is not the time I care about calories.. It’s more about how to feel better the next day. So even I was not hungry I made myself eat them.

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Here is an article on natural hangover remedies and why.

5 natural hangover remedies

This morning I woke up and feel surprisingly awake and ok… and a gentle yoga session will help you to recover. This morning  I did a 12 minutes headstand followed by another 20 minutes self practice mainly on the head to reverse the blood flow. If you can’t stand on the head it’s ok. Here is a good gentle sequence for hangover.

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Too much to drink? Try Yoga

I feel much better now… and now I am going to make myself a banana avocado smoothie for breakfast and ready to start my day again.

Avocado-Banana-Smoothie-RecipeBanana Avocado Smoothie

Ingredient (serves 2 – hey one for my hubby!)

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 cups of coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey or coconut nectar
  • 12 ice cubes

Blend everything till smooth and enjoy!

I have also shared a post on a Lemon Barley drink which is also a great hangover recovery remedy as barley helps to remove water retention!

Lemon Barley Drink

After that, of course today I have to get back to strict diet as I probably have packed 5000 calories last night.

Oops.

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