Hey guys!! There are only 4 days left until Halloween, so I wanted to prepare you for our most classic American Halloween tradition: the post-Halloween stomachache.
So many people feel like crap after Halloween, including myself, due to the amount of candy they have over-consumed.
You’re in luck, though! Through my 20 years of Halloween stomach ache experience, I’ve picked up quite a few tips and tricks that make the recovery a lot easier!
Get Full on Other Things
While it’s tempting to splurge on a full bag of Halloween candy, no one likes the stomachache that happens after they binge eat it all while watching Corpse Bride (Or is that just me?).
If you don’t want to worry about treating the symptoms of the candy carnage, why not just bypass the stomach ache all together?
Instead of filling up on candy, try eating a snack or getting full on water or something with a little more sustenance. If you are full of something besides candy, you won’t need to worry about eating too much sugar.
You don’t have to eat super healthy, I mean…it is Halloween, but even filling up on starches, like bread and potatoes, may result in a happier tummy than a stomach full of M&M’s and Skittles!
Is there anything water can’t do?!
While growing up I remember being told drinking a lot of water would make me feel better overall, but I didn’t see any real results until I was older and living on my own. Water is almost always recommended for detoxification purposes because it flushes toxins out of your system!
During the Halloween season, we introduce an ungodly amount of sugar to our systems, which dehydrates you, believe it or not!
The Ginger Ale Cure
I’ve heard more about the ginger ale method more than I’ve actually used it. Apparently, the ginger content in the drink is helpful for suppressing vomiting. The low amount of fizz can also help settle your stomach.
I’ve also heard that drinking Sprite, 7 Up, and Sierra Mist are good, too, if you have an upset stomach!
I’d recommend using peppermint essential oil to help ease your stomach discomfort. You can use it in the traditional manner by inhaling it or applying it directly to the skin; however, if you have capsules, you can also dilute it with another oil and ingest it.
This may sound a little like hocus pocus, but this method has worked fantastically for me for almost 10 years!
Side Note: Please be conscious of the quality of oil you’re using! Poor quality oils can actually cause more problems than they help. Do some research to find the brand that’s right for you.
If things get a bit out of hand on Halloween night, consider heading to your local drug store and picking up Tums, Pepto-Bismol, or Alka Seltzer. These may yield faster results than the other suggestions in this post!
I hope this helps kick your stomach ache in the butt! I know I’ll be using these methods this year.
I am not a healthcare professional and as such, the contents of this post are my opinions and are not a substitute for medical advice from a medical professional.