Newsletter Vol 25 Dec 2015, Stratford Upon Avon
Welcome to the silly season....
You may feel a little worse for wear Zig Zag at some point between now and January 2nd 2015!
After all you’ve worked hard all year and you now deserve some down time to enjoy the festivities with family and friends
There's no point in pretending you’re not going to drink, so go and enjoy it knowing that you can really annoy your friends by feeling right as rain in the morning!
A hangover is an accumulation of several factors:
Alcohol makes people urinate more, which raises the chances of dehydration occurring.
Immune system response:
There is an inflammatory response by the immune system to alcohol.
Alcohol consumption raises the production of stomach acids.
It also slows down the rate at which the stomach empties itself - this combination can lead to the nausea, vomiting and stomach ache.
Drop in blood sugar:
Some people's blood sugar levels can fall steeply when they consume alcohol, resulting in the shakiness, moodiness, tiredness, general weakness.
Dilation of blood vessels:
Alcohol consumption causes the blood vessels to dilate, which can cause headaches.
Although sleeping when drunk is common, the quality of that sleep may be poor.
The individual may wake up tired and still sleepy.
Do any of these sounds familiar?
So what can you do about these symptoms?
The key to PREVENTING and CURING a hangover are…
- Going Green
- Giving your body what it's craving
- Rehydrate as much as you can…
These top tips can minimize the negative effects of alcohol on the body.
Have Some Green Tea
It’s filled with antioxidants and it's well known to combat oxidative stress all over the body.
Research shows that the antioxidants in green tea will protect the liver from damage by alcohol.
These studies have found that green tea eliminated liver damage from alcohol intake, and it can help you minimize feelings of a hangover because of better liver function.
Drink green tea before having a heavy meal or going to a party and you will not only protect yourself from oxidative stress from alcohol, but you’ll also improve insulin sensitivity.
Have a Green Drink
A good green drink is proven to reduce inflammation.
Yes, you can buy all sorts of “Superfood” powders containing things such as wheat grass, barley grass, Alfalfa, Spirulina, Broccoli spinach etc.. but many also contain sweeteners and additives that will not only interrupt the anti inflammatory effectiveness of the potion but also burn a hole in your pocket.
I like to keep things simple
CLICK HERE for a copy of my "green drink" taken from my "Zig Zag - Eat Shrink & Be Merry Guide".
Look out for the full copy I am going to gift to you in a few days time.
If you drink this in the evening before you go to bed this tonic will reduce the inflammation in your immune system caused by the alcohol and reduce the hangover symptoms the morning after.
Also having a green drink the morning after will help with the stomach irritation caused by the excessive alcohol, and improve your gut health (which is one of the keys to dropping body fat!).
One Green Drink BEFORE you go out.
One when you GET IN. Make it before you go out and leave it on the counter in the kitchen.
One the MORNING AFTER.
Just try it.
You will be amazed when you wake up with no hangover!
Buy a 1.5 or 2 litre bottle of water the day before, and don’t let it leave your side until you have drunk it.
Re-hydrating properly will reduce the symptoms of tiredness, the shakes, irritability, the headache, the lightheadedness.
And that horrible furry feeling you get in your mouth!
So now you know...
I am not sure if my email has given you an excuse to drink MORE now?!
Just make sure you have the pre, post and morning after plan in place!
PS The right information is great
but IMPLEMENTATION is the GAME CHANGER.
Would you like some help with this in 2016?
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Allison Harding,Fitness & Motivation Coach
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