7. WINE AND DINE
Heading out for a night on the town? Look for pubs that offer a wide array of eats. "Pairing your drinks with real food helps curb the depressant effect of alcohol, so you feel less tired," says Koff. Split a few appetizers with friends, like crostini topped with hummus and veggies, and grilled chicken strips dipped in guacamole (bonus: Avocados are high in potassium, which counteracts alcohol's dehydrating effect).
Keep in mind that even one cocktail can cause you to toss and turn at night, leaving you exhausted the next day. "Alcohol can cause drowsiness at first, but afterward it boosts the production of a stress hormone called epinephrine," explains Tanya Zuckerbrot, R.D., a celebrity nutritionist in New York City. "This stimulates the body and increases your heart rate, which can wake you up." Aside from the occasional Champagne toast, Jennifer Lopez avoids alcohol entirely. So if you have a big day ahead, consider skipping that mojito altogether.
| Jun 16, 2010