We all party a bit too hard for Halloween. I mean, it’s the one weekend of the year that it’s socially acceptable to dress however you want and do whatever you want, so why not? Unfortunately, all that candy and alcohol takes a pretty big toll on our bodies. It’s great to have an awesome night out with your friends, but now it’s time to put your butt back in gear and rejuvenate!
First, let’s talk about your diet. For the next few days, hydration is key. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it increases urination. You definitely need to be drinking at least 8-10 ounces of water for a few days to get your energy back up.
Don’t skip any meals. Skipping meals will lower your caloric intake. Calories = Energy. Without sufficient calories, you won’t have the energy to do anything productive, so be sure to get all your meals in! Also, now more than ever your body needs to be recharged with nutrients, considering how many you lost (especially the micronutrients) from consuming alcohol.
Choose the right foods. Eating a bag of chips will probably make you feel better short-term, but it isn’t the best option. Going for whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean cuts of protein will give your body the right nutrients it needs. Plus, you’ll feel a lot better about yourself long-term because you chose to eat the right things!