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Jan 5, 2014 09:26 PM

What are your remedies after eating too much?

What do you do when you feel like you are so full and need to decompress?

I have been eating way too much. Probably since Thanksgiving. I had a cup of Starbucks yesterday which I rarely drink because I am sensitive to the caffeine. Cleaned me right out!

I feel much better! LOL!

What are your remedies?

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  1. gelato and/or sorbetto.
    in my experience, eating goes extremely well with eating. . .

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    1. re: westsidegal

      "Eating goes extremely well with eating"
      Well said!
      Sometimes I like a tall glass of club soda or just plain water after overeating.

    2. This happens to me way less than it used to when I'd stuff my face with reckless abandon in college but my remedies include:

      Belly rub, walk, heating pad, apple cider vinegar, a long nap

      Here's an old thread with some ideas

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      1. re: fldhkybnva

        Apple cider vinegar is great for a lot of things...I take a couple swigs after eating fatty foods...good for the blood pressure.

        1. re: Cherylptw

          I swig when stomach hurts and also sometime before eating.

          1. re: fldhkybnva

            I might be more sensitive to vinegar than most people, but the thought of doing that MAKES my stomach hurt! I think I would probably upchuck on the spot. :(

            My FIL sometimes drinks vinegar mixed with grape juice in the morning.... I can't remember what the supposed benefit was (something he saw on Dr. Oz, I'm sure) but I think I'd die first.

            1. re: Kontxesi

              Vinegar is an astringent. You have to sip a very little at a time (or risk choking). If you find yourself choking, remember to breathe through your nose and don't panic. Diluting vinegar isn't really utilizing it well (IMO). It should be used just as it's bottled.

      2. A triple espresso and a good book. ahem.

        1. Bitters. Could be Angostura and club soda, could be a heavily-bittered old-fashioned or bitter vermouth like Punt E Mes. Works every time for me.

          My wife likes green tea with some fresh ginger muddled into the mug. I find this works for a general stomachache or nausea but doesn't help me much with an overly-full feeling.

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          1. re: carnicero

            I'm also a fan of angostura and soda. A cup of good, black coffee, also seems to help close out a long meal.

          2. Peppermint tea - works like magic on over-indulgence bloating.

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            1. re: ultimatepotato

              Absolutely! Do you have a favorite, or will any one worK? I had Taylor's Organic Peppermint Tea at a hotel last fall and was instantly hooked.