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Author Topic: Fatty hangovers -- eating too much fat?  (Read 1270 times)

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Offline Boo Radley

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Fatty hangovers -- eating too much fat?
« on: January 06, 2007, 11:10:48 AM »
Yes, I eat a stick of lard every day...

In November, 2001 I contracted chronic Hepatitis B but by January, 2006 the infection had been cured by the 3TC in my HAART combo.  Ever since the initial infection if I consume over 100% of the suggested daily fat intake the next day it feels as if I have a slight hangover.  Mostly it's a dull headache but sometimes a bit o' nausea plays into it.

Being a high-fat eater (give me a jar of peanut butter and I'll return a scraped-clean container within 2 hours -- peanut butter is not allowed in my house) this causes hangovers at least twice or thrice a month.  I've never asked my doctor about this but assume he'd be his usual noncommittal helpful self -- "don't eat so much fat."

Have any other co-infected (HBV or HCV + HIV) or other folks experienced this delightful phenomenon?  I assumed the situation would get better after I became antigen positive but it's been a year.  My liver functions are all in the normal range and were never that bad during the infection. 

The really fascinating part is I had Hep A in my 20s and for about a year or so after the infection I had a similar sensitivity to high-fat foods.  Maybe the symptoms will decrease over time.  Maybe I shouldn't eat as many 12 oz. chocolate bars as I do.  I already gave up eating nuts and trail mix with nuts because they really pack a wallop.

Any adipose advice is appreciated.


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Re: Fatty hangovers -- eating too much fat?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007, 06:44:01 PM »
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Offline Tucsonwoody

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Re: Fatty hangovers -- eating too much fat?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007, 06:54:04 PM »
Sorry I can't give any advice that would be helpful since I am one of those people who puts butter on their bacon as my nutritionist says.  So in my world I didn't even know there was such a thing as reduced fat.  Course that may change in the future but for now my lipid and cholesterol numbers are really good...practically the only good numbers I have left!
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Re: Fatty hangovers -- eating too much fat?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007, 07:59:47 PM »
Shoot.  I thought this thread was about love handles.
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Re: Fatty hangovers -- eating too much fat?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2007, 08:18:07 PM »
I dare say that everything you're eating is a high glycaemic index food, which will give you a shot of energy briefly (apart from clogging your arteries and spiking your blood sugar), and then leaving you feel flat and hungover, especially when you wake in the morning when all that instant energy from the night before is gone.

My choice would be low glycaemic index food that gives your body energy over a long period of time, and prevents spiking that blood sugar.  Your kidneys and liver will thank you for it.  You really don't want to become a diabetic. 

I guess if you are determined to eat fatty food, at least eat it during the day when you are more likely to need the instant energy, and at night for dinner try and eat some low GI carbs to give you some energy to wake up with in the morning.

I used to eat high fat meals, a lot.  Mcdonalds and KFC were a main part of my diet, often going there twice a day, every day and it made me feel like crap.  I am now lucky if I go to those places even once a week, and I feel better for it... and my kidneys, liver and type 2 diabetes are thanking me for it.

Exercise is your friend, even if it's only a 20 minute brisk walk, it all helps speed up the metabolism.

« Last Edit: January 06, 2007, 08:20:37 PM by cubbybear »
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Offline MSPspud

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Re: Fatty hangovers -- eating too much fat?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 04:01:31 PM »
Actually too much of the wrong fat can cause headaches and ill feeling.  Americans in particular eat too many Omega 6's and transfats in ratio to Omega 3's.  The imbalance causes an inflammatory response by your body which can result in headaches or migraines.  I would suggest incorporating some Omega 3's (flax seed oil or fish) into your diet to even out this imbalance, as well as cutting down on the obvious offenders.   :) 


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