New Years is almost here. I’m sure you’re more than excited to attend a party or two. Hey, I don’t blame you. It has been a long, arduous year and it’s time to have fun. Enjoy yourself. A few stiff drinks won’t hurt, right?
Famous last words. I’ve said them on various occasions. But the way parties go, that is rarely the case. That’s why some of us will end up overdoing it in on New Years Eve. It’s no fun starting off the new year with a hangover.
Yes, a hangover can be a very big problem. The headache, body aches, even numbed senses we wake. Wishing you hadn’t gone all out the night before. But alas, there’s a way to take care of it. With these tips you’ll have one rocking good time, without the accompanying hangover.
- Know your limits:
- Eat well before drinking– eating a hearty, heavy meal helps keep your body from absorbing alcohol too quickly. But make sure it’s not all fatty. For example, a plate of spaghetti and meatballs is better than a few slices of cheese.
- Don’t mix – don’t drink too many kinds of alcohol. This will keep your body from reacting to the different chemicals found in each drink.
- Go light, not dark – light varieties like gin and vodka have less amounts of congeners compared to colored wines like whiskey and red wine.
- Reduce the bubbly – if you can’t help drinking champagne (or cava or prosecco), then drink it in controlled amounts. If possible, just drink during toasts and then drink something else after that.
- Stay hydrated – since alcohol makes you hit the little boys/girls room frequently, drinking a glass of water for every alcoholic beverage you consume to hydrate your body. Remember that hangovers are more severe if your body is dehydrated.
- Be jolly – keep a positive disposition as you drink. Miserable people during parties are most likely to drink more than sociable ones. Have fun as you party.
- Eat a healthy breakfast – eating a good breakfast the next helps bring back the nutrients and electrolytes that you lost the night before. A plate of bacon, eggs and toast will do the trick.
- Don’t Drink if You are Underage – it’s against the law…
everyone has a different tolerance for alcohol. Observe how much you drink before you get that pleasant buzz and then stick to that amount. Before heading out check out this chart to calculate just how many beverages will keep you safe, sound and hangover free.