Before heading out
Eating isn’t cheating
Food helps slow the absorption of alcohol, stopping it going to your head too quickly so now’s the time to put those student cooking skills to the test! Carbs or protein such as pasta, potatoes and chicken are good to eat before or while you’re out drinking. They’ll keep you full, and the slow release of energy will help you last the distance. You’ll be more tempted to avoid that guilty 2am kebab or chips too.
Drinking before you go out?
If you drink too much, too early, you’re much more likely to miss out on the proper night. There’s nothing wrong in waiting until you’re out to have your first alcoholic drink – mocktails are a great way to start the night. But if you and your new housemates have all got some pre-drinks in, alternate them with some water or soft drinks so you stay hydrated for the night ahead. Keep an eye on your home pouring too, espe