Oops…How to recover from (and prevent!) a summer hangover
We’re at a summer party or BBQ, the rosé’s flown’ and OOPS…maybe that was one glass too many! 🙈 It happens to all of us!! Hangovers are killer and they can be especially common in the summer if it’s really hot out and your body is dehydrated.
You know we’re the last trainers to ever tell you to skip out on your glass of vino or a fun cocktail. We want you to enjoy life and have fun with your girlfriends while keeping it healthy!! So with 4th of July celebrations coming up this weekend, we’re sharing a few tips and tricks to prevent a summer hangover and what to do if one strikes. Ya know… just in case ;)
Cheers to a happy and healthy weekend!
All the H2O
Water is essential for preventing a hangover. Alcohol can make you extremely dehydrated, which can cause that nasty morning hangover headache. A good rule of thumb is to always have a glass of water between drinks so you stay hydrated — and you still have a glass in hand! ;) You’ll be feelin’ good and ready to slay your Booty Call in the morning!
We also like to mix our vino with sparkling water. Half the alcohol, extra hydration, and bubbles…perfect! Try our fave rosé spritzer recipe HERE!
Activated charcoal works by absorbing toxins that cause hangovers and eliminating them before they enter your system. You can find activated charcoal tablets at your local nutrition store or grab activated charcoal drinks at juice shops!
Lean, Clean, ‘N Green dinner
Always eat a Lean, Clean, ‘N Green meal before ordering up a glass of wine or a cocktail. The fiber, lean protein, and healthy fats in your #TIUapproved dinner helps to slow the digestion of alcohol and ward off late night munchies. Try out our Beautiful Buddha Bowl recipe HERE!
Noticing a trend? If a hangover hits, the first thing you should do is drink up girl! The earlier you start pouring yourself some H2O, the better you’ll feel later in the day. Water helps prevent and shorten the hangover headache. We usually try to have 12-16 ounces as soon as we wake up. Keep your TIU water bottle by your bed as a reminder!
Ginger to the rescue
Ginger is an old school remedy to help ease an upset stomach. And after a night of a few too many cocktails, your stomach might feel a little uneasy. We like to brew up a batch of fresh ginger tea and sip on a few cups all morning long. It’s super simple too: Boil 1 inch of ginger, sliced with 1/2 lemon and 8 ounces water. This serves 1 so feel free to double or triple.
Alcohol acts as a major diuretic, leading to dehydration and loss of electrolytes. Coconut water is the perfect cure. It contains tons of potassium and just the right amount of sodium your bod needs to function at its best. We like to go for the raw coconut water. Bonus if you can grab a fresh coconut!