Hiya everyone! This post is way out of my normal comfort posting because I thought it was important. I realised how unaware I was on how to safely drink when I went out to celebrate results day 2017 (I know, AGES AGO!!!) so I thought I’d give you some tips and tricks so you don’t have to struggle like I did!
1. Eat before you start drinking! I normally do this but results day was so nerve-wracking, I just didn’t eat breakfast and then I was out of the house for lunch so I didn’t manage that either. Somehow, I managed to only eat my first thing whilst I was drunk at around 11pm. Stupid I know! But anyway, eating before you start drinking is a must, it not only helps you get an easier hangover to deal with, it also gives your alcohol of choice something to soak into – allowing you to get a lot less drunk as quickly. Obviously I’m not telling you to drink a lot more to get drunk but eating prior to drinking will allow you to get a lot less drunk.
2. Know your limits. I’m guilty of this because I have no clue what my limit is because I don’t really get drunk a lot to know what my limit is hahaha. But you need to know. Why? Because then you’d know how much your body can handle before it all goes tits up. Now I’m not telling you to go out and drink until you throw up to find out your limit but you kinda just know, don’t you? You can tell when you get to a certain point of drunk that it’s enough!
3. Once the night is over and you’re ready to go to bed, drink A LOT of water. I mean a lot. Three pints minimum. Honestly it works, I never get a hangover when I do this. The reason why you get hangovers is because alcohol dehydrates you so a way to conquer this is to drink as much water as you can.
4. Remember alcohol stays in your system for longer than you think. This goes for everything. If you think alcohol is out of your system if you haven’t drank in an hour, you’re wrong. You should never drink and drive and regardless of how long ago your last drink was, don’t even attempt to drive.
Those are all my tips. I hope this helped because even though I don’t want to support excessive drinking, I know people do it and I want to give you a couple of tips to do it safely. I hope you have a lovely day!