This weekend was filled with friends, dancing, & cocktails. Saturday we went to the ever-so-charming Whisknladle- my spinach salad & London’s Burning cocktail [ gin, avocado, lime, & jalapeño ] could not have been more delicious. On Sunday, typically my “attempt to relax day,” we decided to to go out instead. LED Presents put on a concert with the most amazing DJ’s & it turned out to be insanely fun. Acknowledging the next day was Monday, I prepared myself. Here are some healthy hangover tips I live by:
+ Late night eats: I anticipate at 2 am, I will probably crave mac n’ cheese. So I stock my cabinet with Annie’s Organic White Cheddar Mac & Cheese. Throw away any of that Kraft crap. It’s full of preservatives & additives.
+ Pain-killers: Do not take Tylenol, or anything with Acetophenone [ mixing alcohol with this ruins the liver ], use Ibuprofen [ think Advil ] instead. P.S. that does not mean popping one each time you drink, use it sparingly.
+ Post-drinking: When you wake up, honey sandwiches are known to help with hangovers. I eat one piece of Oasis 8 carb toast with organic honey. It’s amazing. Oh, & stop justifying greasy food- it does not help. Mineral water with sodium does wonders too.
+ Hydrate: Tea, wheatgrass, Kombucha, green drinks, coconut water- drink up.
+ Exercise: I know, this is hard. If you can attempt it, shoot for later in the day. Think the elliptical.
+ No saunas: Do not go into a sauna; it makes you sweat- which dehydrates the body even more
+ Sleep: heals all- your body recovers with shut-eye. Sunglasses help too!
+++ Photos taken with Instagram- LaurynBoBoryn.