How Not To Not Just Survive But Thrive For Mardi Gras
And while you may be feeling fat with fun on Fat Tuesday, if you’re not careful you’ll be feeling flat on Wednesday.
But don’t worry. Hang onto your beads because PubClub.com has these hangover prevention tips. And for those who don’t follow these tips, a few hangover remedies.
Six Steps To Mardi Gras Hangover Prevention
1.) Eat Before Drinking. This is critical tip. If you’re at a big parry places like Rio or New Orleans your focus is on the parades and awesome party scene. But this is a long day and you must fuel up with food or you’re not going to make it to the night and you’ll regret not eating all the next day.
The best way to last a long time drinking is to eat a good, filling meal before you start partying.
2.) Ease Into Your Drinking Pace. Sip your first couple of beers or cocktails. Lay off the colored drinks – a New Orleans speciality – for a while. Build up to your drinking peak, ideally timed to when the party peaks, as well.
3.) Be Careful With The Shots. This is the fastest way to put yourself on the parade way to a nasty hangover. PubClub actually recommends avoiding shots on long drinking days but if you must do them, make it one or two well into your partying day or night.
4.) Drink Water As Well As Alcohol. While this is far easier said than done because once you get drinking momentum, you don’t want to let it go, but it’s critical to avoiding a hangover. When you first feel yourself getting a buzz, then down at least two glasses of water. Later, when you are buzzed, have two more glasses. And before going to bed, drink more water.
5.) Avoid Drinking Games. Things like Flip Cup are fun and social, but they will also set you on your way to getting hammered, and that’s how you get a hangover. If you do play, then don’t make it all afternoon; just a few games should be sufficient to satisfy your thirst for this type of activity.
6.) Treat The Day As A Marathon, Not A Sprint. It’s a long day. Pace yourself.
The Day After Hangover Cures
Okay, do you didn’t follow the above rules and you’re in bed, under the covers and don’t want to even think about moving for the next several hours. You feel like crap.
So what do you do to perk up a bit? Here’s a few simple suggestions:
1.) Eat Bananas. Yes, bananas. The potassium in them is good for hangovers. It may take 2-3 but you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel after about half an hour.
2.) Drink Water. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. You can’t get enough of this, so drink water. Sodas are not good, tho they can settle a stomach that’s jumping around like a loose football. Coffee? Hey it worse for some people.
3.) Eat. Either stuff yourself or get some food in your stomach, however much you can, well, stomach. Potatoes are particularly good for hangovers.
4.) Rest. Yes, you can sleep off a hangover. Just don’t do it while at work.