Party vibes are in the air. With this comes too much food, too much alcohol, and usually little exercise. Minimise potential unhealthy effects of too much partying with these tips:
1. Drink slowly.
Your liver needs about an hour to process one alcohol drink, a standard serve. Stick to one an hour at most. Alternate between one alcohol and one water. Or, try a soda water with freshly squeezed lime. It will look alcoholic and you won’t feel like the odd one out.
2. Avoid dehydration.
Alcohol will dehydrate you and give you those hangover feelings. It also has a flow-on effect to the rest of your body. Drink plenty of water. Having some coconut water before bed can help as it is high in electrolytes.
3. Limit pigging out.
Christmas is one day. One day is not going to cause weight gain. But continuous days of overeating will.
4. Be selective.
If you don’t love it, don’t have it. You don’t have to have everything on offer to you. Sometimes we are presented only with ‘bad’ foods. Make the best choice out of the selection. Remember often you only need a taste, you don’t need the entire cake to feel satisfied.
If you overdo it at lunch, keep your dinner light. People who stay lean year round understand this concept. Those that don’t end up with a creeping waistline each year.
Too much alcohol and food doesn’t feel good. It might at the moment, but the long-term effects are not worth it. If you say no to drinking, in a few days will it matter to anyone?
In January I’m running my online 4-week detox program. Regardless of whether you overdo it, it may be a nice little something to cleanse your body and reset your mind for the new year. Sign Up HERE.