It’s Saturday, you’ve just got out of bed and you have a hangover. You know you need something to eat. You’re not hungry, you just need food. In most cases, a chicken salad just isn’t going to cut it. Ideally, you have a burger, fries and a shake.
But can you feed the hangover without totally destroying your weekly calorie intake?
Let’s have a look.
All the information was taken from the restaurant’s nutritional info page. We will provide all the links at the bottom of the post.
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The definitely no list
This is by no means a definitive list. Most restaurants have high-calorie options. These are just a few examples. But you can easily see that this list will not be kind to you fat loss goals.
Average calories 1546 – (highest calorie items from each restaurant)
A 75kg person would have to walk at a speed or 5.5kph for 5 hours to burn that off. (1)
So, What can you do?
We already know a salad just isn’t going to cut it, because that won’t suppress the oncoming hangover.
Let us have a look at better options.
The Better List
This list is a little better. It shows you can still pick some of your favourite foods but with much lower calories. The skinny pizza is 832 calories, compared to the high-calorie list which comes in at 2546 calories.
Average calories 449 – (highest calorie items from each restaurant)
A 75kg person would have to walk at a speed or 5.5kph for 1.5 hours to burn that off.(1)
Therefore high-calorie average 1546 v lower calorie average 449.
Conclusion 1097 calorie difference.
- Ronald J Maughan. Nutrition In sport, 2000.
Links to nutritional info