5 Tips to Avoid a Big Game Hangover

Cheers to being hangover free Monday!

February 1, 2019

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Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest days for drinking during the year? 

All the beer, shots, mixed drinks, and wine tends to add up quickly leaving many people with a horrific hangover come Monday. I don't know about the company you work for, but mine does not have a company Holiday on Monday. I firmly believe that the Monday after the Big Game should be a holiday or the game needs to be moved to a Friday or Saturday. 

I have found as I get older that even the littlest bit of over-indulgence can lead to feeling like complete crap for the next day or two. But who has time for headaches, tiredness, and stomach issues when the weekend is just starting? Not I!

Here are a few great tips before you start your partying so you don't wake up feeling terrible and full of regrets Monday.

1. Drink water between every alcoholic drink you consume. The water will keep you hydrated since alcohol tends to dehydrate us. It will also help to flush the alcohol out of your system. 

2. Do not opt for the hair of the dog that bit you the next day! But isn't this what post-holiday brunch is built on? New evidence from a study suggested recently that this is not the way to cure a hangover and it actually can just prolong the onset of the poopy feeling. 

3. Be mindful about what you drink! Darker liquor tends to give you the worst hangovers. Stick with vodka and stay away from any mixed drink that is full of sugar as that too can just make you feel worse tomorrow morning.

4. Eat a big meal! Indulge in all the good food at your Super Bowl Party. All those carbs will help prevent being hungover and red meat is full of amino acids which can also aid in preventing tomorrow's possible doom! 

5.  Just limit how much you drink or don't drink at all! Just because it's one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year doesn't mean you have to go crazy or even participate for that matter. Sometimes it's the best to be the only sober one in a bar full of crazy drunks. 

Considering I am pregnant, I will not be drinking any alcohol come Sunday. The food, on the other hand, I want it all and now.