If you’re rocking in the new year with a hangover, you have a lot to learn! No matter how much you drink, there are ways to avoid the dreaded hangover. You can swill your favorite beer and cocktails all night long and wake up feeling great!
It only took me about 15 years but I eventually figured out how to avoid getting a hangover. I’m not proud to admit that I’ve done my share of heavy drinking. Some nights I would party until 5:00 or 6:00 AM and then have to get up a few hours later and still be a little intoxicated. Those days were the worst. I had to figure out how to function on little sleep, massive dehydration, with alcohol still coursing through my veins. But I survived…somehow?
Avoiding the Hangover
Everyone has their own cure for the hangover. But there is really only one surefire method to keep you from bowing before the porcelain god and waking up without a wicked headache. Some may say that the key to avoiding the hangover is to remain hydrated. Although this is good advice, it’s not the cure. I’ve pounded a case of beer before and I sure as hell wasn’t thirsty. On top of that, I think I was pretty damn hydrated considering I was pissing every 10 minutes, but I still got a hangover from hell.
There are two parts to avoid the hangover. The first part begins before you make like a baby and head out (haha, dad joke, because I am one). The second part happens the next morning. If you don’t plan on going home you might want to throw the following things in your overnight bag:
- Excedrin Migraine Extra Strength
- Proper Wild Energy shots (at least 3 bottles and click here for $10 Off)
- A can of your favorite soda or energy drink (for the Uber or drive home the next morning)
- Alka-Seltzer Lemon-Lime
- A few bottles of water
New Year’s Eve
Here are the steps to follow to make your New Year’s Eve great!
- Before you head out to your New Year’s Eve party, pick up a couple of Proper Wild Energy shots. Down a full bottle before you leave. Don’t share it with anyone, because your body seriously needs the full bottle.
- Eat food while you’re out. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it’s not salad, but make sure that you are eating throughout the night. Don’t make yourself too full though. You want to save some room for your cocktails!
- Drink a glass or two of water. The water is not a buzz killer, so don’t worry about that.
- Once you have about 4 hours of partying in, take that other Proper Wild Energy shot.
- Now enjoy the rest of your night!
New Year’s Day – Morning
So hopefully you’ll have a chance to sleep in for a bit. Your body needs some time to repair itself after a heavy night of drinking. How do you feel? I bet you don’t feel as shitty as you normally would? If you feel great, then you are done. Have breakfast with bacon and eggs and enjoy the rest of your day!
If you don’t feel entirely on top of your game then you need to take the following steps to get you to where you need to be.
- Drink a full glass of Gatorade with two Excedrin Migraine tablets. Down the whole bottle if you can.
- Make an 8-ounce glass of water and drop a pack of Alka-Seltzer in it and wait for it to dissolve, almost all the way before downing it. Be sure that you get the lemon-lime flavor, the regular flavor tastes like shit.
- Make yourself some eggs and toast and give the meds about 20 minutes to start working.
- You’ll now feel more than functional and you can enjoy the rest of your day off!
Happy New Year!
I consider myself to be an expert on hangovers. I’ve been through enough of them to know what works and what doesn’t. Now, these steps might not work for everyone, but they have worked for all of my friends. So there’s a good chance that if you’re human, they’ll work on you too.
Remember to always drink responsibly. That means if you are planning on drinking, leave your vehicle at home and make sure that your Uber or Lyft app is up to date and working. Add a speed dial for a taxi if you need to. Also, don’t call your mom or your sister at 3 AM asking for a ride. That’s rude and lame. If you are old enough to drink, you’re old enough to think.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!