Alcohol related Liver disease in the top 4 killers – NHS has recorded 37% rise in deaths in the past 5 years.Who really understands alcohol units?I’ve never really got my head round them.3 – 4 daily for men / 2-3 daily for womenAlcohol full of sugar and empty caloriesDrink plenty of water before and may be every other glass to keep rehydrated this will help you avoid dehydration at night.Watch out for the constant top ups.Drinking too much is easily done.I’ve got caught out a couple of times drinking rather nice champagne before dinner, dinner was delayed so I was enjoying the never ending supply of champagne – I didn’t realise how much I’d drunk, and didn’t eat enough canapes to soak up. Staying in a hotel – stripey carpet to bed spinning room, completely crashed and woken up with a mouth feeling like the bottom of a budgies cage and very thirsty, feeling hungover with a pounding headache.Also be selective about what you’re drinking if it’s free? Cheap plonkSometimes we feel uncomfortable about refusing a drink. Peer pressure – pretend your drivingAccording to the NHS website, if you’ve spent the evening drinking depending on how much you’ve drunk you need to allow at least 12 hours before driving the next day to allow the alcohol to leave your system.Top tipsDecide your limitAvoid rounds – you will drink morePace yourself – smaller sips / drink waterKnow what you’re drinking – Go for less alcoholic longer drinksAvoid drinking for the hell of itSay no to top ups – give an excuse – you’ve got to be up earlyIf you’re at company do’s or in bars watch your drink doesn’t get spiked.
If you’re my size, that is 4.6 days worth of your daily intake.That is the same daily intake for cyclist Bradley Wiggins on the Tour de France.Christmas Day