When it comes to ringing in the new year, I have one humdinger of a tradition. I do a whole lot of nothing. I trade in sparkly duds for flannel pjs, champagne for Crystal Lite, noisemakers for my television remote and clubbing is replaced with a rousing marathon of HGTV.
Yes. I am a hoot.
For whatever reason, whooping it up on New Year's Eve has never appealed to me. Don't get me wrong, I love me a new year. I carefully craft my list o' resolutions, which will all be broken sometime in the month of January, without fail -- except one: begin the new year hangover free. Being boring has its benefits.
However, if you're ringing in the new year in style, and not in your pajamas here are some tips I gathered to avoid starting off 2011 under the covers, head pounding.
2011 Hangover Helpers
1) BLOODY MARY - My personal favorite, not to mention it's mighty tasty. Hair of the dog and all that. Gather up some vodka and bloody mary mix prior to your night on the town so you're all set to fight the hangover beast. Just don't drink too many or you'll have a repeat episode on January 2nd.
2) BANANA MILKSHAKE - Blend up a banana with milk and honey. Slurp it down. The milk will calm your tummy and assist in rehydration, the honey will help build up your blood sugar levels and the bananas are full of electrolytes, potassium and magnesium which are all things heavy drinking eats up and spits out.
3) EXERCISE - I don't know about you, but when I'm hung over running about and bouncing around is the LAST thing I want to do. However, seeing it's the new year and all, it may help you hop back on the resolution train. Turns out it will also get your blood flowing and apparently bodies like that sort of thing. Just remember to drink oodles of water while you work it out.
4) ORANGE JUICE - Drink it up with or without leftover champagne, either way the vitamin C will stimulate your aching liver to help eliminate alcohol. Just don't drink it in excess or you'll be spending the first d…Read more...