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Enjoy your drink without getting drunk

You can party all night and still get up and go! All you need to do is to follow these simple steps: Alcohol is mild anaesthetic, says David On the bridge, author of the Hangover Handbook. Once it arrives in the stomach, it’s picked up by the blood stream, which carries it straight to the brain. The first sensations upon its arrival are feelings of lighteadednedd and euphoria – the delicious belief that you’re really witty. At this stage, you probably are.

So stay there:

The average person can metabolise around one drink per hour (i.e this is the pace at which the body can break down and cope with alcohol) and if this intake is not greatly exceeded, the euphoria continues. However, if you have more than one drink per hour, the brain is more affected, motor faculties are disrupted and hat charming) speech becomes slurred and muscle control is lessened. The aim is to drink just enough to feel mildly euphoric, with slightly relaxed inhibitions and a cherry outlook. But the euphoria can dispel your good intentions, so exercise will-power.

Say no to sweet drinks: This is the classic mistake of the novice drinker. All these trendy cocktails can mask the high alcohol content and make you drink quicker. Overdose of sugar also enhances the negative affects of the alcohol, so you’re more drunk the next day.

Drink quality brands only:

The extra cash you spend on a premium cocktail is worth it. The additive in cheaper brands are full of toxins and  trigger asthma, and nausea. So steer clear of the mystery punch. Say yes to champagne! Good champagne is fine, unless you switch to something else
After a few glasses.. If you must move to another drink after guzzling champagne, Nothing less.

Think light:

The yeast, sugar, flavourings and colouring in alcohol are the main contributors to furry tongue syndromes.
That’s why you should drink forms of alcohol closest to the pure version -those that are lighter in colour. Choose white wine instead of red; vodka instead of whisky lager over cider.
That’s why you should drink forms of alcohol closest to the pure version -those that are lighter in colour. Choose white wine instead of red; vodka instead of whisky lager over cider.

Why do you feel tired all the time?

If you’re getting plenty of sleep but still feel drained, it could be one of these surprising culprits:
Problem: You’re constantly running around and always feel exhausted. You gulp coffee and grab candy for quick energy boosts, but you never feel energized.

Possible Cause: Stress:
Stress is the “ultimate energy vampire,” says Pamela Peeke, author of Body for life for Women. The fatigue you’re experiencing “is a neon sign that something is out of balance.”

Overlooking your days and then turning to sweet snacks and caffeine-laced drinks to help you get  through them, leads to a wheel of exhaustion. The remedy/Make your vitality your top priority. Hit the sack early enough to nab a solid eight hours of sleep, schedule exercise and activities you enjoy into everyday, jettison all junk food and cut back on caffeine.


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