Okay champagne sipping babes, it’s that time of year when there are so many chances to be drinking, drunk or hungover.
Office Christmas parties, your boss wants you to entertain clients, your besties have you booked every Wednesday for holidays sips and your boyfriend is begging you to go to his staff party too!
All this holiday “cheer” has you sleep deprived, and your ever-growing festivity schedule is making it almost impossible to keep up with your workout routine. Halloween candy and Thanksgiving dinner have already taken a toll, but after all your hard work this year you don’t plan on ending 2019 looking like a stuffed turkey!
But don’t worry girl, we got you! The holiday survival guide for girls who love champagne will help you get through the alcohol fueled season feeling fit, fabulous and hangover free (maybe).
We often think that it’s the alcohol that makes us feel nauseous after a big night out, when in fact the sugar is often to blame… and oh those nasty empty calories. Obviously, we recommend sticking with champagne; which is low carb, lower in sugar and low calories. Also remember to always choose QUALITY over quantity and avoid MIXING!!
Let’s take a look at some popular seasonal choices for alcoholic beverages per serving calorie counts:
|Gin, Rum, Vodka, Whiskey||64|
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
2. Stay Hydrated
Drinking alcohol dehydrates the body, which is why we tend to feel lightheaded and weak after a big night out. The best thing you can do to prevent a hangover is to stay hydrated by drinking water – 1:1 ratio. I personally almost never remember this rule but without fail, my go-to hangover prevention is a massive glass of water (with an aspirin) right before bed and then a load of electrolytes the next morning.
Do not drink on an empty stomach! Ensuring you’ve had a nutritious meal before popping bottles all night is essential to avoiding those “embarrassing” moments as well as helping with your recovery the next day. You may want to wear that tight black dress but if the figure-hugging outfit compromises your ability to breath or eat, perhaps you should reconsider. If you’re at a catered event with foods, try snacking on the healthier choices throughout the evening. Vegetables & dip, fruit plates, assorted nuts, chicken skewers, and salad are all good choices. If possible, avoid cakes & cookies, deep fried foods as well as high carb options.
4.Up Your Anti-Inflammatory Game
Science shows that consuming anti-inflammatory’s before you drink alcohol can decrease the likelihood of you suffering from one of those killer headaches. The below items have anti-inflammatory properties:
- Broccoli sprouts
- Peppermint Tea
5.SWEAT IT OUT
Although working out may seem like the last thing you may want to do after a night out, it’s my favorite hangover recovery! I tend to stick to cardio, an outdoor run, or spin class. This will boost your endorphins and help you beat the dreaded “hangxiety” or those “boozyblues“.
I promise you, “I SWEAT CHAMPAGNE” will make you feel good as new.
But if all else fails, go ahead and order yourself another drink!!
We want to know, what’s your trick to avoiding those nasty hangovers? Comment below!
FIT & Flirty promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol for individuals of legal drinking age in their country.