Picture
**This is part 3 of a 3 part series.  Part 1 and 2 are previous posts.

This installment explores the alcohol influence that is a big part of these work trips.

I have come to the conclusion that we have a love/hate relationship with alcohol more than anything else in the world.  On one hand, alcohol is a fantastic social lubricant that enhances face to face interactions like nothing else.  On the other hand, alcohol can be incredibly calorie dense, lead to bad decision making, and cause your next morning/day to be hell.

You can get all of the positive benefits and limit the negative benefits if you follow my advice below:

Moderation is key
You have heard this before but my definition of moderation is a little different.  Typical moderation calls for 2-3 drinks but I find that to be unrealistic at convention events.  Instead, staying in the 3-5 range will be totally fine.  3-5 also seems to be the sweet spot for maximal social performance while not being too drunk.

Type of alcohol to drink
This is so simple- hard liquor with a zero calorie mixer.  Hard liquor examples are whiskey/vodka/gin and zero calorie mixer examples are club soda and diet soda.  This approach has roughly 70 calories per drink which is nothing.  Lite beer is also not a bad choice.  Stay away from sweet shots (loaded with carbs) like Fireball, fruity mixed drinks, and heavy IPA type beers.  5 vodka clubs equals 350 calories while 5 IPA's equals 1,000 or more calories.  That's an easy choice to me.  A common mistake I see people make all the time is thinking that tonic water is the same thing as club soda.  Tonic water is essentially soda and has a significant amount of calories.

Hydrate
As mentioned in the previous blog, hydration is key.  As long as you have consumed a significant amount of water throughout the day, you will be fine the next morning if staying in the 3-5 drink range.  Many people do this already but chug as much water as possible before hitting your pillow.

Don't be the last guy at the bar
If it's just you and a really drunk guy from the Kansas City office left at the bar, chances are you stayed out too late.  A good rule is the leave before midnight.  At that time, you've probably hit the 5 drink limit and staying any longer will just lead to a complete drunken disaster (not to mention a trip to Fatburger at 3am).  I know it's tough to leave when everyone else seems to be having such a great time but you will thank yourself in the morning.  I utilize the old "Irish Goodbye" frequently, even though my wife doesn't approve of this! That is, saying you have to go the bathroom and never come back. 

There you have it- 3 articles on everything you need to know to survive your work conference or convention!

Follow me on Instagram @theshreddedsalesman for more tips.

 


Comments

02/19/2016 9:56am

The obtainment makes a state same for preparing old and free identity people need to take direction like their acquisition this thinking style must develop their leeway.

Reply

Drinking alcohol is not bad in our body. In fact, it gives health benefits. But remember that alcohol needs to be in moderation to attain a healthy lifestyle. My friend used to go to a bar, he drinks and party all night long. He was diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease because of his lifestyle. The tips given above are informative. Thank you for posting.

Reply
03/08/2016 4:03am

Truly this blog keeping an unique and also interesting information.Thanks for share with us. Maintain it up.

Reply

Thank you for these ten things about Parkinson's disease that people might not know

Reply
04/12/2016 11:29am

Forgiveness, in this case, is a Herculean task and exacerbated b the fact that an abusive parent only repeated what was most likely done to him and hence gave him no reason to question his own actions.

Reply

Only 3 articles on everything I need to know to survive my work conference or convention?!

Reply
06/19/2016 4:14pm

I am always very conscious about this kind of working conference that solves many issues of my own. Its part 3 is also now introduced whose installment is easy and useful for everyone. <3

Reply
08/20/2016 7:38am

I hope that I read this, now or later, may be useful for me. Trimakasih on her this information.

Reply
08/28/2016 4:25am

Hello I just thought I would tell you that I did enjoy looking at your website and to wish you all the best with it in the coming years - Moriah Campello

Reply



Leave a Reply

    Archives

    January 2016
    December 2015
    November 2015
    October 2015

    Categories

    All
    Fitness
    Nutrition
    Work Life