1. Know when to stop drinking
Knowing when to stop drinking means different things for different people. For most men, that means no more than one drink an hour and for women, no more than half a drink per hour. “A drink” is 1 ounce (25 millilitres) of liquor, 5 ounces (150 millilitres) of wine or 12 ounces (350 millilitres) of beer. Stop drinking after 4 hours.
2. Avoid sugary drinks
Sugary drinks are enticing, no doubt, but when it comes to tropical mixed drinks such as piña coladas, you’re likely to drink them too fast. Best to steer clear of these altogether.
3. Alternate with non-alcoholic drinks
Drink a glass of sparkling water, seltzer or sports drink for every alcoholic drink you have. This will slow your drinking and prevent dehydration and electrolyte depletion.