Loved having a beer 🍻 on a do this weekend and have been asked about how it fits in with my routine.
So I am sharing my thoughts on mitigating the impact of a stag 🦌 do!
Relax and enjoy your self!
Drink what you enjoy not what is lowest calories.After a great night eat the takeaway if you want! Dont go supersize but relax. Relaxing lowers your cortisol (stress hormone). Drink some water before bed and get some sleep. Sleep is so important but don't sleep in too long get up. The quality of your sleep will have been poor because of the alcohol. You can grab a nap later possibly, no more than 40minutes and not after 5pm. Once the events over get to bed early, the quality of your sleep is better before midnight.
DRINK some warm water 💦 with a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime, or 🍋 if you have it. Should be next to the tequila! The salt and lemon contain electrolytes which help speed up rehydration because the water will be absorbed faster. You can buy oral rehydration sachets too. The salt also helps the adrenal gland as the salt interacts with the production of aldosterone, a hormone which helps regulate blood pressure and imbalances in electrolytes can leave leave you feeling rough. Try and use good quality salt not iodised table salt.
Next grab a 🚿 shower but use the contrast metod so get the cold water on. There are so many benefits to this it should be a daily routine.
Food 😀 get back on the best food you can, just cause your on the booze don't drop the protein or calories. Eggs and toast are a great start. Eggs contain cysteine which helps to break down toxins. Glycogen(stored carbohydrates) will be depleted after drinking so have some carbohydrates. Orange juice is also thought to help the liver in small amounts, its high in potassium and vitamin C and the fructose will be converted to glycogen.
Grab a coffee then your ready to go for round two. Any walking between pubs is a great idea so crack on. Grab a glass of water or 3 between beers. Keep your food choices good and then when you are done get back to your routine. Plan to lower the volume or intensity of your training for a day or two and get your sleep in. Recovery done