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Defy Your Limits


Surviving the Party Season - Part 3

How can you avoid overdoing it when it comes to alcohol?

How much each drink will take you to burn off?

Here are my favourite tips for keeping your alcohol intake in check:

Alternate each alcoholic drink with a glass of water

Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it will increase how quickly your body loses water. Increasing your water intake can help reduce the amount of alcohol you consume, and increase your hydration levels if you are choosing to overindulge.

Avoid getting into rounds

An easy way to drink more than you planned… especially if you’re with others who tend to drink more than you do!

Avoid soft drinks with alcohol (other than soda water)

Soft drinks are loaded with excess sugar. Consumption of these will likely make you feel worse the next day

Include at least 2 alcohol-free days each week

This helps give your body, in particularly your liver, a break.

Start drinking late

Try not to start drinking early; delaying until later in the day means fewer hours of drinking overall, which usually means fewer drinks as well!

And remember; if you do choose to drink, the recommendations for women are less than 1 drink per day, whilst for men, it is two.

It is recommended for both men and women to have two alcohol-free days each week.

Written by Chloe McLeod, Posted in Nutrition

About the Author

Chloe McLeod

Chloe McLeod


Chloe specialises in food intolerance, sports nutrition and nutrition for arthritis and autoimmune conditions. She is qualified as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sports Dietitian for the Parramatta Eels NRL club, Co-Owner of Health & Performance Collective , Owner and Director of The FODMAP Challenge and consults from Balmain Sports Medicine and Redfern Physiotherapy.