Drink Up, It’s The Holidays!


Does Holiday Cheer mean having an alcoholic drink in your hand?  

Sometimes I get sucked into the abyss of drinking some alcohol like I did this past Friday night at a party.  I was going to have a half a glass of red wine but they had run out so I opted for an “Old Fashion” and boy was it potent!!

Well, what happened is I found myself a bit loopy so I decided that if I ate enough food it would sop up the alcohol and I wouldn’t look like a fool? 

Yup, I ate everything that I could shove into my mouth because I was completely uninhibited.

It ruined my Saturday!

I woke up 3 hours later than usual, I felt hungover from the alcohol, and the sugar, my stomach was in knots and I was just miserable.  The only thing that I accomplished that day was getting on the indoor trainer and spinning my wheels for an hour and that’s it. It was a completely wasted day to me!

What I learned is that I will go to parties very hydrated and also bring my own “special” drink so that I feel like I am partaking in the festivities.

Has this ever happened to you?

Here are a few ideas to prevent this from happening again….

    1. Bring a Kombucha drink and sip on that.
    2. Mix ½ Kombucha with seltzer water to reduce the sugar and caffeine
    3. Mix some seltzer water with lime, stevia, and a sprig of mint. Did someone say Mojito?
    4. Mix some seltzer water with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.  Get fancy and smash the cranberries at the bottom.
    5. Add any frozen fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, mango to seltzer water and a sprig of mint.

      Oh, so many combinations that I can’t write them all here.

      Remember, the holidays are a time for celebrating family, friends and good food.  It doesn’t have to feel miserable and take an entire day away from you like it did to me.