"I know December is tough when mince pies are in
abundance, your social calendar is packed with alcohol-fuelled
Christmas parties and the finale promises to be a feast laden with
meat, stuffing, potatoes and decadent puddings. However, when it
comes to alcohol there are a few simple measures you can take to
help you survive the festivities and feel much better afterwards
too." says Calgary
Avansino. See her advice here.
Make a plan
you intend to drink, how much you plan to drink (one drink per hour
is always a good guide - sipped, not gulped), and what time you
plan to go home - and book a minicab to ensure it.
I know it sound easy, but I find it hard to believe that people are that organised at xmas. It's a festive season, so all I can suggest is - TRY NOT TO GET DRUNK EVERY DAY! Make sure to drink a lot of water in between drinks.
Balance Out The Booze
While it might be your routine to have a glass or two of bubbly
while you are getting ready to go out, these are quite often
forgotten units of alcohol and calories. If you know that you will
be going out and having more drinks later on, then use this time
before to balance everything out with some goodness. Nibble on some
healthy fat and protein, which will stabilise your blood sugar
levels and prevent alcohol from being absorbed too quickly into
Choose Your Poison Wisely
The decisions made when looking at a drinks menu should be
similar to those made when reading a food menu. How healthy is it?
Can I find a better alternative? Will I stick to just one or am I
going to end up wanting more? Of course, all alcoholic drinks are
highly calorific, but you can make smart choices. The best advice I
could give is to keep your choices simple. Sticking to a glass of
wine (red has lower sugar content on average than white), which
contains anywhere between 100 and 150 calories, is much better than
a mixed drink, which can be loaded with hidden sugars and unwanted
I tend to drink one type of alcohol, but it's hard to have one or two glasses of red. I LOVE wine, so at least I'm drinking a lot of water in between. Hope you guys are better than me;-) Staying hydrated will really help you drink less alcohol, and if
you can, snack throughout the night on the healthiest options
It has been clinically proven that alcohol inhibits sleep, yet
when you get home from a fun-fuelled party, often your bed is the
first place you want to go. Before letting your head hit the
pillow, there are a few important things you need to do to
kickstart the detoxification process and help the morning's
hangover. The most important thing to remember is that a hangover
is caused by dehydration, so now is the time to give your body
everything required to prevent this from happening.
She is right, you better off have a pint of water. Or I love the most coconut water. I will help to restore the minerals you've just washed out with your alcohol:-)
Restore Your Body
Because alcohol has a diuretic effect, you can lose a lot of
vitamins and nutrients while drinking it - most importantly,
vitamins B and C. It is important to restore your body with these
the next day. (...) While some believe eggs are a good option,
others suggest fructose-containing foods like apples, bananas and
pears. Another camp believes bland, simple carbohydrates such as
rice and toast are the best option.
Well I would start my day from feeling sorry for myslef first:-p, then brekkie and off I go for a walk. Although you feel like staying in bed and munching a fast food, fresh air will clear your head.