Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year, New Food! (2011)

Hello Whimsical Readers,

THANK YOU! We would like to thank our family, friends and of course not forgetting out readers and the support they have given us and we are excited to tell you that we're hipped up for the many many recipes to come.

F~ So how are we all today? I was lucky enough not to suffer and hangover although I do remember myself being quite happy at one point before dozing off and 10 minutes because of the long day I've had and then rushing to the bathroom to..erm nevermind..hahaha.

Since we're on the topic of hangover, I'd like to share some tips to ensure a Hangover-Free Post-Party-Morning. It does not matter really what alcohol you drink, because as long as you ingest alcohol, your body will be dehydrated. So a good tip would be to drink plenty of water the next day or even better the night itself before you knock out in bed. Do however much you crave it, try to avoid caffeine as it merely dehydrates you instead. If you must, then just have a weak cup of coffee.

The easiest way to get drunk very fast is when you have not had a proper meal before, and by meal I do not mean heavy lunch-skipped dinner nor do I mean salad for dinner. Something with some meat or starch, I find that cheesy food like pizza and burgers the best even though they may not be the healthiest food to have because the cheese and oil help by absorbing the alcohol content in your stomach.

For those of you who can't drink water (like me) as it would only result in more rushed-trips to the bathroom, Tomato juice is your best friend. Ok ok, some of you would say yuck, but it really helps because tomatoes are rich in vitamins that your body has lost from the night's drinking. If however, you absolutely detest tomato juice, orange juice should do the trick as well.

What we do back home is to have something to eat before going to bed. You may think that it's going to make you fat but believe me, when you're loaded with alcohol, food is the best thing on earth. I would recommend something on the savoury, salty or bland side instead, like a slice of pizza, maggi mee, a plain bun. Also we would always have a hot glass of lemonade, the sourness help to wake to back to soberness.

Speaking of sour, I recently learnt a trick while having Schnapps with some Ukrainians. They would have little pickles in between drinks to avoid getting drunk too fast. This also helps if you like to take it the day after, basically something sour when you wake up.

So a summary of it all;
- have a proper meal before drinking
- drink plenty of water to replenish your body's fluids
- try to avoid caffeine in the morning
- tomato juice (recommended) or fruit juice for Hangover-Free morning
- have something (light) to eat or lemon juice before bed
- munch on pickles in between drinks or the morning after

I hope these tips helps you with you morning after's.

By the way, here are some photos found of the fireworks happening near J~ and F~, can you guess where are we?

Have fun, stay safe and NEVER drink and drive.

Yours Truly,
The Whimsical Buddies


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