Every collegiette has been there, it’s a bright sunny Sunday morning and you feel like you have been hit by a bus…multiple times. So, maybe it wasn’t your best idea to take that bottle of wine to the face, but we all make mistakes. The weekends are fun but they would be a lot better without waking up feeling like you were apart of The Hangover cast the night before. The best way to avoid a hangover is to do the following:
1) Drink A Lot of Water
Sounds fairly easy, but this is essential. Alcohol causes dehydration, and if you don’t drink water throughout the day and then try to make up for it with alcohol at night, you’ll feel horrible the next day.
2) Eat Meals Filled with Proteins and Carbs
If you’re planning on consuming a decent amount of alcohol, eat a big meal prior. The way in which your metabolism processes alcohol has an effect on the severity of your hangover. When you provide your stomach with foods that are packed with carbs and proteins you are allowing your stomach to digest the byproducts of alcohol faster.
3) Take Your Vitamins
Taking your daily vitamins the morning prior to your night out as well as again when you return home will help reduce chances of a hangover. The vitamins will replenish your system with the nutrients you have lost from drinking.
4) Get A Good Night Sleep Before Going Out
Not getting enough sleep is already bad for you, and adding a night out of drinking when you are already sleep deprived does not help your case. It is important to get as much rest as you can to help yourself and your body prepare for a night of drinking.
5) Choose Fruit Juices and Sport Drinks as Chasers Over Soda
Juices contain vitamins that soda does not, and let’s be honest, you need all the vitamins and electrolytes you can get.