5 Things Nutritionists Do Before Drinking (That You Should, Too)

Some of us swear by coconut water. Others go old-school and opt for Gatorade and Advil. But, let’s face it, once a hangover hits, we’ve yet to find a magical cure for that all-too-familiar can’t-leave-bed feeling. So in an effort to not kick off the New Year with a major headache on January 1st, we’re taking a more proactive approach to hangovers: by attempting to prevent them entirely.

Yes, we know, this seems way easier said than done—and, you’re right, it is. That said, though we may not be bouncing out of bed and ready to run a marathon the morning after a long night of drinking, we’re certain that there’s a way to significantly lessen those crappy symptoms. To aid in this quest, we enlisted Elissa Goodman, a certified holistic nutritionist gaining some serious street cred in L.A. for her simple, smart, and results-driven approach to health. Keep scrolling to find out what a nutritionist does before drinking—and take notes.