How to recover from a heavy weekend

A little too much drinking over the weekend can leave you feeling like death on a Monday morning. It’s hard to see the light, but we are here for you! You need to quickly get back on track and there are lots of things you can do to help you recover from a heavy weekend. 

 

Water

This is really important as your body is full of toxins which you need to flush out. Alcohol has a dehydrating effect, so you need to get down at least 2 litres a day for the next five days to make up for that night out on Saturday!

Bananas 

Bananas are a great food to eat after a night of drinking! They are rich in electrolytes, magnesium and potassium; 3 key nutrients you are void of after a weekend of heavy drinking. There are many ways to fit those bananas in -try a banana smoothie, or topping porridge with banana. Feeling really lazy? Just eat it!

Sleep

You’re playing catch up now. Let’s face it, you probably didn’t go to bed at a reasonable time after all that drinking and you’re suffering from a lack of sleep. Aim for 8-10 hours sleep for the next couple of nights to let your body catch up.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants help to get rid of free radicals in your body, something that after drinking your body will be full of!

Great sources of antioxidants include: green tea, fresh blueberries, goji berries and dark chocolate. If you are near a Skinny Kitchen try a turmeric latte, as this herb is a great source of antioxidants. 

Skip the caffeine

Caffeine has a dehydrating effect on the body and it is counteracting all that good you are doing with the water! It will also make you less likely to be able to achieve a good night’s sleep, and you really need an early night! If you’re desperate for some caffeine go for the green tea (as mentioned above)!

Avoid alcohol

Okay… So we might be stating the obvious here, but with the phrase ‘hair of the dog’ becoming ever popular, we’ve decided to add this! Drinking through the pain will mean your body takes even longer to recover. You can also hardly keep it up all week, so at some point you’ll inevitably have to avoid alcohol anyway. 

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