We don't always make the best choices when we've had too many drinks. Between the drunk texting, the string of whiskey shots followed by Jager shots followed by tequila shots followed by warm beer, and that plate of nachos you ate all by yourself, a night out can get you into all kinds of trouble. But the worst of it isn't what happens while you're inebriated, but how you feel when you wake up the next morning: wishing you would just die.
Hangovers are just trouble, guys (we know, this is not news to anyone). The aches. The nausea. The play-by-play of things you wish you had never said. But since we're not about to stop the drinking any time soon, it's time to learn how to ease the pain of hangovers -- or at least how to not make them worse. We've put together a list of foods you should avoid at all costs when hungover, researched solely by our own personal experiences. (Nothing scientific here.)
From one regretful lush to another, we recommend you stay away from these foods the morning after. If you disagree with our choices, don't be shy, tell us in the comments below.
12.) Meat Lovers Pizza Too. Much. Grease. Photo credit: Flickr/ Matt McGee
11.) Clam Chowder Or any chowder, really. Photo credit: Flickr/ Simon Shek
10.) Orange Juice Think about it guys, all that citrus! Opt for orange-flavored sports drinks instead. Photo credit: Flickr/ Geoff Peters 604
9.) Biscuits And Gravy You think you can handle all this, but you can't. You just can't. Photo credit: Flickr/dreamoo
8.) An Entire Pint Of Ice Cream We know it's cold and sweet and seems to ease your headache as it's going down, but that bucket of sugar is going to destroy you. We're speaking from experience here. Photo credit: Flickr/ PakaLoeff
7.) Frappuccinos Nope. Photo credit: Flickr/ waferboard
6.) Bowl Of Cereal All that milk? Bad idea. Photo credit: Flickr/ duh.denise
5.) Brie Cheese This doesn't always end well on a good night. Add a hangover to that and you can guarantee disaster. Photo credit: Flickr/ cookipediachef
4.) Double Cheese Burger We've all said it, and some of us actually believe it, but it's just not true. Grease will not soak up the excess alcohol in your stomach -- no matter how much you want it to. Photo credit: Flickr/ pellesten
3.) Oysters Normally super awesome, but not so much when you've got a belly full of day-old liquor. Photo credit: Flickr/ Sam Howzit
2.) Cheese Fondue While we commend you on your choice, we're pretty sure we don't have to explain why this is a bad idea. Photo credit: Flickr/ hirotomo
1.) This Whatever this is, and anything that looks like it, do not order it at brunch the morning after. Wait till the hangover passes and then get down with this amazing beast of a breakfast sandwich. Photo credit: Flickr/ star5112