So, not that I'm condoning overindulging in the hard stuff, but it happens. Especially after a night of binge drinking, like on New Year's Eve.
Below are my tips for managing that wretched hangover (not that I've ever had one...😅)
Drink to drink. By that I mean, pair each of your alcoholic beverages with a water.
2. Eat Your Macros
Drinking on an empty stomach means you're begging hangover. Make sure to fill your belly with deliciousness before you head out (preferably with some protein, carbs, and fats to help slow down how fast your blood alcohol level goes up).
3. Pop a pill before bed
I take two activated charcoal pills before bed, and then another when I wake up. Science has not determined it's effectiveness yet, but my brain has, and that's good enough for me. Oh, and chug a bottle of water.
4. Pop a pill when you wake up
Popping a pain killer before bed can worsen stomach aches, but popping one the next morning may be helpful in alleviating that headache! Another way to alleviate a headache? This.
5. Wash your face
Hopefully before you go to bed, to get all that makeup, cigarette smoke, and dehydrating alcohol out of your skin. But if you can't possibly do it the night before, make sure to cleanse it thoroughly when you wake up, and put on ultra moisturizing products to help repair the damage you've done.
With water, or another hydrating drink like coconut water (which also includes electrolytes!) You can also drink some ginger or peppermint tea to help alleviate nausea.
5. Eat oatmeal or eggs
Replenish the nutrients you lost the night before with a wholesome meal. Skip the ultra greasy breakfast foods (myth!) and grab something healthy and delicious. Again, with macros!
You know how much I love my oils. On New Year's Day, when your head is pounding and your stomach and churning, drop some grapefruit or lavender oil in your diffuser and breathe away your pain. Check out these other ways to use essential oils to help your hangover.
7. Get moving
Do what you can. Try this workout perfect for your degenerate self. If you can't possibly imagine rousing yourself from your bed to exercise, check out this yoga routine you can do in bed!
8. Get out
Get some fresh air and sunshine. It will help to boost your mood and get you some much needed vitamin D (because, like, everyone is deficient in it)
9. Get your probiotics
Whether it's in the form of a pill or a food, fueling your body with probiotics helps to replenish the stomach flora you so recklessly abolished the night before. Oh, also get some B vitamins.
When all else fails, try to sleep it off. Remember, this too shall pass.