Alcohol, or booze as it is sometimes known as. It is a wonderful liquid that can fill our lives with joy! It can be the magic potion which makes people more attractive and dance better. But at some point you will underestimate what your liver can handle and you get a horrible hangover.
Having had my fair share of busting hangovers, I have developed a foolproof method of getting through it without wishing for a quick death. Don’t believe me? Where I come from, if you die of alcohol poisoning, you are considered a light weight. But seeing as I still have a good relationship with my liver, I’ll share my wisdom with you. Still don’t believe me? This is my husband on his stag night. He came home drunk with his best mate and cousin, who literally dropped him in the front door. After he fell inside the door, they backed away from me slowly, hands raised and repeated “we are so sorry”. He was covered in vomit and had a fallen into the middle of the road outside the Chinese. I used this hangover kit on him, he woke up the next day with no hangover. He was even proud of how he handled all those shots……
But remember to drink responsibly. I might be giving you guide to surviving a hangover, but try not to give yourself one in the first place. I have also provided some links to the products that I use. If you choose to buy them by clicking the links you will be buying “Official Latte Lindsay Approved Hangover Products” and help fund my addiction for cheap coffee and fast cars.
1) Prepare accordingly
If you are heading out it is important to remember to plan ahead. You might go out with good intentions but there is always that chance that you will mix your drinks. That will only end up with you completely rat-arsed and hugging your toilet for most of the night. If you head out, make sure you stick to the one type of drink. Don’t start with a classy gin and tonic and then to move to drinking vodka out of some random persons belly button. Pick a drink and stick to it. If that happens to be drinking vodka from belly buttons, I’m not going to judge you. If you think it is going to be a messy night, then make sure you have the supplies listed below to help aid your recovery. Trust me, you will thank me when you have them sitting on the bedside cabinet when you need them. Your friends won’t be able to pick this up for you, they should be in the same boat.
So, you managed to stick to one drink. Well done you! When you drink, alcohol dehydrates you by making you pee loads. First stop is to get your fluid intake up. Water should be your first stop. Stay away from energy drinks as they have caffeine which can dehydrate you even more. They also contain lots of sugar and your body will be having a hard enough time without throwing sugar levels through the roof. You will need fluids before you head to bed. One of the reasons why a hangover is so awful is that you are dehydrated. There isn’t enough water in your body to keep your brain nice and squishy, so you get a banging headache. Also, having a glass of water before bed will help your liver and kidneys process the alcohol in your system. If you want to kick it up a bit, try some herbal tea. Tea Pigs Organic Matcha Super Power Green Tea, 30g is full of antioxidants to help cleanse your system. It can also help to restore energy levels without the need for caffeine. Have one before bed and one when you wake up along with plenty of water. Your body will thank you for it.
I always like to have painkillers on hand in my house but for hangover survival it’s vital. The trick is to pick something that isn’t too strong. Your insides have taken a bashing from all the drinking you just done. A mild paracetamol should be enough to take the edge off your headache. Anything else can put too much strain on your insides. Take it easy with the painkillers. Don’t take them before you go to bed while you are still drunk. There are chemicals in painkillers to prevent people overdosing, when these react with alcohol they can make you violently sick. Plus they taste nasty on the way back up again. If you have woken up with a sore head, take them with water and maybe a bit of toast (if you can handle it). but try to get some water and fluids into you first.
4) Stomach lining
While it is tempting to get a greasy kebab to line your stomach, it’s not going to do you any favours. Stick to unsalted nuts, toast, plain rice or quinoa. You can make up a small batch of rice or quinoa before you leave for the night so that you have a healthy snack waiting on you when you get home. It might not sound like the best thing but you will need something in your stomach. If you can manage to throw some vegetables in with the rice or quinoa, that’s even better. Adding greasy food on top of alcohol will increase the strain on your liver. Stick to something bland and healthy. It might be boring, but it’s better than that kebab meat that has been spinning around for days on end. Your stomach might not be able to handle much food early the next day so try a smoothie to help get some goodness back into your system. Try my anti-sickness smoothie which is great for helping you recover.
So, you mixed your drinks, ate a kebab and didn’t listen to me. Tut tut! Don’t worry, we can get you through this. There is still hope for you! Even if you have followed the steps above, this last step might save from any hangover. Yes, it’s true. If you followed all the steps you might avoid a hangover completely! This last step has been a lifesaver over the years. When you have drunk your tea, eaten your quinoa and placed a glass of water by the bed, then do this. Get some Detox Foot Patches – 100 Patches – 50 Day Supply – 100% Pure & Natural Ingredients
and pop them on your feet. I like to put some pop socks on too, this helps keep them in place and sticking to the bed while you sleep. These detox pads will help to draw the alcohol out of your body and into the pads. Don’t believe? Sniff it the next morning and it will smell like booze and shame. If you can’t get your hands on these before a night out, try this. Get a InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Face Mask – Facial Cleanser, Pore Reducer & Moisturizer – 100% Natural Remedy for Dry & Oily Skin, Acne, Blemishes & Complexion – Reduces Wrinkles, Fine Lines & Aging – 19 OZ
(or any other Sea Mask, that is the one I have right now) and slather it on the bottom of your feet, before covering with pop socks. It has the same effect by drawing toxins out of your body through the pores in your feet.
Follow these steps and you might just get away with no hangover at all. You’re welcome.