There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a drink or two – just be mindful of the calories in alcohol, as well as the amount you’re consuming. Here’s a breakdown of calories in classic bar favourites, including how much running you’d need to do in order to burn it off!
Surprised at the gin and tonic? It’s a common misconception that tonic is another kind of soda water. It’s actually a soft drink and full of sugar.
Which is the best drink to prevent hangovers?
If you are going to have drinks, keep an eye on exactly what you’re drinking and standard drink versus standard serve. Most alcoholic beverages at a pub or restaurant are more than one standard drink.
Also read: How Many Standard Drinks are in Alcohol?
Should I eat less to compensate for the alcohol?
No! No! No! Bad idea.
Instead, make sure you head into the party or event with a game plan for how much food and alcohol you want to consume. Then stick to it.
Eating before will also help prevent the calorie explosion that happens from a late night stop at the kebab shop on the way home!
Apart from eating before you go out, my top tip is to sip your drink and alternate every alcoholic beverage with something non-alcoholic. It’ll help you stay hydrated and will go a long way towards helping you avoid waking up with a nasty hangover.
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