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Hydrate Me, Bro!

One of the reasons we feel like crumpled up wet paper towels the morning after a bender is because we're dehydrated. The best way to stay hydrated? Drink plenty of water. In fact, water is your best friend when drinking. Try making your drinks weak by adding more water.

If you're dead set on having strong drinks, or drinks that you can't add water to, consider having a glass of water between each drink. This helps you pace yourself, stay hydrated and fills you up a bit, meaning your rate of consumption will probably slow as the evening, and your ability to process alcohol, progress downward.

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  • Snooth User: Leah Mansback
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    Pretty good tips here GDP. I will always remember to hydrate, bro.

    Dec 08, 2011 at 10:18 AM


  • Snooth User: Kirsy
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    Love the post. Notes taken, I am planning on eating lots before (and during) the festivities and alternating drinks with seltzer water :-) Happy Holidays.

    Dec 08, 2011 at 10:21 AM


  • Snooth User: madmanny
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    To hydrate is great!!! Several years ago we went to an Eastern European restautant in Queens called Transylvania. With every bottle of wine they brought to the table, they also brought a bottle of seltzer. We finally asked, "Why all the seltzer?" The waitress said that as long as we drank as much seltzer as wine, we'd have no problems in the AM. While I definitely lost track of just how many bottles we went through, there was no price to pay in the morning. HYDRATE.

    Dec 08, 2011 at 12:45 PM


  • Snooth User: Kirsy
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    good to know it works, thanks Mad Manny!

    Dec 08, 2011 at 5:21 PM


  • We've found a 'fail-safe' way to avoid the dangers inherent in any major cocktail party where the booze is flowing all-too-freely is to tell the host/hostess/bartender that "We're 'Designated Drivers" ... (even if we're not). We can then enjoy the party on our own terms 'alcohol-wise'.

    Also, starting with a big glass of seltzer water with a slice of lemon or lime is another easy way to 'stay safe' while still having 'glass in hand'.

    Dec 12, 2011 at 3:11 PM


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