Posts Tagged ‘drinking’

“Eating and Drinking” Night Out with the Girls

Here is the familiar sceniero of  a night out the girls: Meet at the bar for pre-dinner martinis. Sit down at the dinner table. Bread baskets with amazing spreads are placed in front of you. Multiple bottles of wine appear. “Let’s share appetizers”. Way too many apps are ordered. Of course, you have to try a few bites…

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Prevent Holiday Weekend Weight Gain

Whether you are heading the Hampton’s, your family BBQ or a friend’s party, chances are that you will be surrounded with food and beverages this holiday weekend. We all deserve a break from working long hours (and from the rain!), however this doesn’t give us the green light to gorge. The last thing you want…

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New Years Day: Tips to Deal with the Dreaded Hangover

With New Year’s eve just hours away, I bet many of you may be waking up tomorrow with … the dreaded hangover.  The kind where your head is pounding, you can barely open your eyes, your mouth feels like cotton balls, the nausea is overwhelming and junk food is calling your name. Been there, done that, swore…

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Beware of Snacks at the Bar

How many of you find your hand wandering towards the bowl of nuts, popcorn, chips, etc. while sitting at your local bar/restaurant? These snacks are usually loaded with calories and fat.  And of course salt to make you thirsty which will encourage you to drink more. These tempting snacks are strategically placed on the bar and can be quite…

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Is Your Glass of Wine Really “One Serving” of Wine?

So you only had 2 glasses of wine last night?  Ok, so what does “a glass” of wine mean? One serving of wine is technically 5 ounces. When was the last time you were served 5 oz of wine in a restaurant or bar? Probably not recently. Most places tend to serve portions that are significantly larger…

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Recovering from Your Superbowl Splurge

If your night was anything like mine, it was not the healthiest of nights when it came to food and beverages.  Buffalo wings, fried calamari, chili, pasta, french fries and multiple beers all over the course of 4 hours. The selection of food in most sports bars is not “gourmet”. But it was worth it to see…

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9 Myths About Your Hangover

MYTH #1 A MORNING MIMOSA EASES A HANGOVER Not for long: The “hair of the dog that bit you” remedy just pushes a hangover to later in the day. Hangovers set in when blood-alcohol levels start to fall; the worst symptoms strike when levels reach zero, says alcohol researcher Robert Swift, M.D., Ph.D., of Brown…

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The Effects of Alcohol on Men vs. Women

You are at happy hour with your girlfriends and guy friends having a few drinks. Or perhaps you are at a business dinner with several male clients. After two drinks you are feeling quite tipsy, while the guys have more than a “few drinks” and do not even seem affected by it. Have you ever wondered why…

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“Adult Beverage” Calories Add Up Fast

“But I really do not eat that much”. Did you forget about the martini followed by the bottle of wine you shared last night? What about the margaritas (multiple) you had out with the girls the past weekend? Does this sound familiar? Do you have a “cosmo” belly? When estimating calorie intake many people completely disregard or greatly underestimate the amount…

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Alcohol and Sleep

Do you think having a drink or a glass of wine helps you sleep? It may appear so at least initially. Alcohol has a sedative effect. It can make you feel relaxed and helps you fall asleep more quickly. However this peaceful sleep only lasts 3-4 hours. After the alcohol gets metabolized, withdrawal like symptoms…

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