New Year's Eve: Don't Overindulge When Drinking Alcohol. But if you do...

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If you're going to a New Year's Eve party, then you are probably planning on having a couple alcoholic beverages too. But there are several reasons why you should consider not overindulging on cocktails. In addition to a hangover, if you are concerned about your weight, you should know that most alcoholic beverages are 99.9% empty calories.

Here are a few tips to help you avoid a New Year's Day throbbing headache and hangover...

1. Eat before you drink. Do not consume alcoholic beverages on an empty stomach.

2. Drink plenty of water and non-alcoholic beverages between cocktails.

3. Be a sipper. It's not a race, you have all night to finish your drink.

4. Contrary to popular belief...You really can have fun at a party without being drunk.

But if you do overindulge, here are a few tips for that too...

1. Prevent dehydration by drinking water before you go to bed.

2. Replace electrolytes by drinking a sports drink (like Gatorade) before you go to bed.

3. Get a good night sleep.

4. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland also recommends eating honey, which speeds up alcohol metabolism.

Well, whether you decide to drink or not to drink - Be safe, and have a wonderful time.

Contributing Editor Catherine Morgan
at Catherine-Morgan, Capessa Health, Women4Hope

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