A Nutritionist's Advice for 'Mindful Drinking'

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A Nutritionist's Advice for 'Mindful Drinking'

A Nutritionist's Advice for , 'Mindful Drinking'.

HuffPost recently spoke with a registered dietitian , to offer readers tips for "mindful drinking" , to mark the end of "Dry January.".

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Official guidelines, According to the CDC, men should have no more than two drinks a day, while women should have no more than one.

Those specific guidelines also point out that it doesnโ€™t mean seven drinks in a week for women, it means one drink a day โ€” so not drinking for five days and then drinking six drinks on the sixth day is not the same thing, Christine Byrne, registered dietitian and the owner of Ruby Oak Nutrition in Raleigh, North Carolina, via HuffPost.

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Stay hydrated, A good practice is following up any alcoholic drink with a glass of water.

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Don't forget to eat, Alcohol can hit harder and faster on an empty stomach, as it is absorbed into your body faster without food.

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Alcohol should not replace meals, Alcohol lacks necessary nutrition like protein, fiber or fats, while still containing calories.

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Alcohol should not replace meals, Alcohol lacks necessary nutrition like protein, fiber or fats, while still containing calories.

Nutrition is about getting what we need: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals and water, and when weโ€™re cutting those things out to maintain calorie balance, then thereโ€™s a nutrition risk, Christine Byrne, registered dietitian and the owner of Ruby Oak Nutrition in Raleigh, North Carolina, via HuffPost.

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Avoid binge drinking, The CDC's official definition of binge drinking is five drinks or more for men and four drinks or more for women.

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Avoid binge drinking, The CDC's official definition of binge drinking is five drinks or more for men and four drinks or more for women.

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Consider your options, Drinking can be leaned on as a way to de-stress, but often there are other ways to accomplish this without consuming alcohol.

If somebody believes that having that drink at the end of the day is their way to relax, then just by default theyโ€™re not thinking about other ways that they actually could decompress, Christine Byrne, registered dietitian and the owner of Ruby Oak Nutrition in Raleigh, North Carolina, via HuffPost


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