New Year's Eve is a time spent celebrating our past year's accomplishments, memories and progression. Many times, alcohol is involved during this night. Those who want to keep their drinking to a minimum might consider using the following tips. For recovering addicts, having a drink or two can often be a trigger for more.
However, there are ways to make sure you drink less and feel good the next day. If you're searching for an Asheville alcohol rehab center that you can trust, look no further than Legacy Freedom. We can help you kick your heavy drinking addiction.
Tips For Safely Drinking On New Year's Eve
Eat a big, healthy meal before heading out to your celebration event. Be sure it's a well-balanced meal with healthy fats and vitamins. Would you believe that eating this type of dinner helps to soak up the alcohol?
Most people prefer to eat light before drinking alcohol because they feel too full after all the liquid intake. But, feeling full before drinking can help cut down on how much you drink.
It's also important to avoid foods that lead to inflammation. Alcohol is already an inflammatory to the body. There's no need to double up on it. Below, you'll find several tips to help you eat a healthy, well-rounded meal before a night of drinking.
A lean cut of grass fed beef is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. This is a great way to stop inflammation before it happens. Be sure to marinate only with sauces that do not contain added sugar or high fructose corn syrup. These also add inflammation to the body. Consider using peppercorn and turmeric. Turmeric root is a great way to reduce inflammation in the body. It also serves as an antibacterial and antiviral. It boosts the immune system.
Steamed broccoli is a great choice for a side over a salad because it's loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins. You might think broccoli sounds a bit dull, but consider adding butter, grass fed cheese, black pepper and Himalayan sea salt. The grass fed butter has even more omega-3's and the salt and pepper will add a nice zing. You won't be bored with this side once you've steamed or roasted it this way.
Consider adding an egg, cooked over easy. Throw it on top of your grass-fed beef or steak. Fry it in coconut oil. This will add more omega-3 fatty acids as well as cysteine and vitamin B.
Try drinking 16 ounces of water with your meal. The more water in your system, the better overall. Before a night of drinking, extra water is even better.
You might also want to consider adding a bit of honey and lemon to the water as you're drinking it. This can help you avoid hangovers.
Once you've arrived at the party, remember to continue your water intake. For every alcoholic drink you consume, drink a bottle of water to counteract it. Most people think about drinking water after their night of alcohol, but consuming it during the party is more efficient in helping you feel better. Extra water can help filter out everything your liver is quickly breaking down during alcohol consumption.
Before, during and after your celebration, also consider drinking an electrolyte vitamin drink. Make sure there's not any added sugar or other unnecessary ingredients. This is a great way to rid the body of toxins that are left from alcohol. These vitamin drinks should have vitamin C and other B vitamins. They might also contain amino acids and glucose. This will help your body rejuvenate.
During the night, stay away from drinks that have fruit juices or other sugar mixers. This can trigger a worse hangover. Also stay away from wine and liquors that are dark in appearance. Red wine, malt liquors, whiskey and other dark alcohol can cause severe hangovers and headaches.
You might be worried about the hangover that looms ahead. The tips above should help you minimize the after affects of a night of drinking. Hopefully, they'll help you cut down on your alcohol take, in general. Those who have a tendency to go overboard might need a few tips for the next day.
Tips for Making it Through a Hangover
Before going to bed, place a large liter of water next to your bed. Before you get up for the day, drink all of it. The more water you can consume during the day after, the better you will feel. Also keep a couple of electrolyte vitamin drinks near to combat your hangover, as well.
If your headache and hangover are exceptionally bad, instead of staying in bed all day consider getting up and exercising. The last thing you might want to do is exercise, but releasing endorphins will make you immediately feel better. However, sweating after a night of drinking can cause a different source of dehydration. That means upping your water intake even more is key. Otherwise, you'll feel even worse. Consider drinking at least 24 ounces of water an hour to ensure you do not become even more dehydrated during a workout.
After you've drunk at least 24 ounces of water the next morning, try a blended coffee mixed with grass fed butter and MCT or coconut oil. Many of you have probably heard about this type of coffee for weight loss. It's also great for adding in some good fats help counteract your hangover. Make 4 cups of coffee and add 5 tablespoons of grass fed butter. Then, add in 2 to 4 tablespoons of MCT or coconut oil. Blend it together in a blender until the liquid appears frothy. For those who prefer sweet coffee, add a bit of natural sweetener like honey, maple syrup or Stevia.
The best way to avoid a hangover is by not drinking at all on New Year's Eve. We know how difficult it might be to stay away from alcohol completely but we do hope these tips help you limit your intake and feel better after doing so. If you're interested in learning how to stay sober this upcoming holiday, visit back with our previous blog post. We have several tips on how to spend the holiday without alcohol!
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