/ Eat First
Line your stomach with a balance meal which contain a good source of protein, fats & carbs… my go too? Homemade Chicken Burgers…
1x Gluten Free Roll
1x Chicken Breast Cut in Half Grilled with Spices such as Paprika, Salt & Pepper
Sauce to finish
Personally i’d always opt for something slightly leaner rather than starchy and heavy on your tummy – Think nutrients because Alcohol is going to play a few tricks on your body you don’t need to add more by eating processed food.
/ Skip The Sugary Cocktails
Not only are they mega mega high in calories & sugar, the mix of the alcohol can be a recipe for disaster in your stomach and for your hangover the next day.
/ Stay in the Clear
A few experimental studies have found that drinks that are darker in colours result in more severe hangovers – best bet? Vodka & Gins. Worst? Espresso Martini.
/ Stay Hydrated
Seems obvious but alcohol dehydrates us so every now and then popping a class of water to keep your hydrated will be essential for looking after your body and for the hangover the next day – bestest bet? Drink vodka & soda then a glass of water – Next Best? Drink a glass of water after every drink – Not the best but not the worst? – Drink at least a pint when you get in and keep one by your bedside – Worst? Waiting till the morning.
/ Plan the Drunchies
Ever get starving after a few bevvies? Tactically plan rather than trying to avoid and then cave. At home prepare some food that will satisfy your cravings after a drink – e.g homemade popcorn
– Add Honey or Sweetener
– Add Himalayan Salt (drink more as salt dehydrates)
Or peanut butter on toast.
Try to avoid the late night trip to the kebab shop, I mean you could even take a healthy energy bar/ball in your bag for the end of the night? *guilty*
/ Prepare for a Hangover
& Prepare for the worst. For me, before I head out I place my ibuprofen, a multi vitamin and a huge bottle of water right by my bed for when I roll in – oh & face wipes. I have been known for this to fail when i’ve come in after a few too many and fallen straight into bed but hey it works 80% of the time!
/ Mix with Diets
Avoid excess calories by mixing with diet drinks like diet coke or even better soda. I often mix soda with a variety of squashes – never juices because of the acid and extra sugar.