Woohoo, it’s finally Friday, which means it’s time to party ladies! Your biggest decisions right now are probably pertaining to where you will go out tonight, what you will drink, and what stilettos you will wear with your hot new dress. It’s unlikely that you are in your office googling healthy alcoholic drinks, low-calorie late night food, or weight loss tips while partying, and we don’t blame you, but girl, you know it’s important!
Thankfully, you can leaving the researching of healthy alcoholic drinks, like this skinny margarita without sugar, to us, and yes, we’ve already done the research for you. In order to avoid ruining your hard work in the gym and your clean eating regimen this week, it is imperative that you abide by our healthy going out tips and follow our hangover workout tips for optimum bouncing back efforts.
Below, we’ve listed 4 diet tips including healthy alcoholic drinks and hangover workout ideas that you must incorporate into your rambunctious party weekend routine to stay fit for the upcoming spring break festivities. Ahem, hello jean short cut-offs and itsy bitsy bikinis!
1. Hydrate with H20
Water should be your wingman. Staying hydrated is crucial in terms of burning fat. If you start the night off dehydrated and then feed it alcohol, which is a diuretic, it will completely shut down any fat burning effects. Your body will go into “fight or flight” mode, fearing that you are going to die of dehydration. Hormones will be released to tell your brain that you are thirsty, at which time you take another big sip of your cosmo martini. This, my dear, is a recipe for disaster. In order to avoid this catastrophe, start your night out with a tall glass of water and try to drink a glass between each cocktail. Have another full glass before bed and you’ll be golden for brunch tomorrow.
2. No Sugar In Your Healthy Alcoholic Drinks
Speaking of brunch, although a mimosa sounds pretty, your belly won’t think so. Those little sugar demons are evil and will turn straight to fat, especially when consumed with alcohol. So try having champagne without the OJ. If you do this, you’ll save yourself about 15g of sugar and 50 calories per glass! This applies when choosing a cocktail this evening, as well. If you usually order a vodka-cran, try a berry flavored vodka with water or diet sprite. If you’re a wine connoisseur, red wine does have more health benefits when compared to white so we typically recommend red. We would also advise you to steer clear from beer. Most beers have gluten, which can cause digestion issues, the hops in beer will cause bloating and a “beer belly” isn’t exactly the coolest new accessory a girl wants to wear.
3. Eat Before You Head Out For The Night
Starvation is not the answer to a healthy and fit body. Before heading out for the night, make sure you have a small healthy meal of lean protein, vegetables and a little fat. This will improve your energy and should not cause you to feel bloated. It will also help you stay full most of the night and hopefully help you avoid the late night mexican fiesta, or whatever your meal of choice at that early hour time may be. If you’re worried you may get hungry, stuff a few raw almonds or a protein bar in your purse. There is no more deadly combination than a night of drinking, mixed with heavy consumption of fat and carbs right before bed. Not only will this leave you feeling miserable in the morning, but no amount of exercise can reverse these effects. The saying “you can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet” is very true.
4. Sweat Out The Alcohol
Exercise will help you recover quicker from the night before. Although it may be the last thing you want to do when you wake up, trust me, you’ll be thankful you went. A little cardio and weight lifting will help detoxify your body and speed up your metabolism. It will also improve your energy level and boost your mood. If you need ideas of what to do for hangover exercises, start with this simple but effective routine.
- 20 jump squats
- plank for 30 seconds
- walking lunges 20 on each leg
- 10 push-ups
- 20 bicycle crunches
Workout Tip: complete 4 sets of each of the exercises above. Finish your hangover workout with 20 minutes of cardio of your choice.
Now that you have learned a few tips on how to stay in shape as well as the types of healthy alcoholic drinks that wont have you completely sacrificing your social life, we wish you a very fun party weekend! Please share this information with your friends so they can enjoy the fit and fun party life too!