Yes guys. It’s true. Believe it or not, Cheng likes to have a drink or two.
Although YOU might not find it hard to believe, some of my closest friends (and even my boyfriend!) have questioned this statement. Not even exaggerating, every time I go out with friends, someone makes the comment along the lines of “Beverley, you don’t like beer, right?”
Literally, not once in my life have I EVER said I don’t like beer (note: being 15 and saying that doesn’t count).
I also want to point out that these are all different friend groups too… It’s not just ONE group of friends getting together each month to discuss my drink preferences.
I guess it’s just assumed that if you’re fit and like to workout, that you don’t like to drink, and you especially don’t like beer.
A hangover really identifies the kind of person you are when all the odds are stacked against you. Are you the kind of person who will push through your barriers and obstacles? Or will you lie in bed until 2 pm, too pathetic to move, hoping your boyfriend will hand feed you a breakfast bagel from Tim Hortons?
I know what kind of person I am.
Luckily for me, I don’t really get headaches when i’m hungover. It’s more a stomach issue for me. When i’m at my worst, I walk around half bent over; a walk which my boyfriend has dubbed ‘the hangover hunch.’ It’s so sad and ugly it gets a name.
How Does Activated Charcoal Work?
Recently I found out about the miracles of charcoal pills. Initially I had been using them to brush my teeth with because I had read that the properties of charcoal can help to whiten your teeth naturally. After doing it for a couple of weeks, I soon got tired of the mess it made, and stopped using them shortly after.
THEN, one night I stumbled across an article that discussed using activated charcoal to treat a drug overdose or ingestion of poison (including alcohol poisoning). Activated charcoal works by trapping and binding toxins to itself, so the chemicals will not reabsorb into the gastrointestinal tract.
I read all this while drinking my 2nd glass of wine and figured ‘why not? I’ll try it tonight!’ And to ensure I was doing this experiment properly, I made sure to finish off the bottle. When I came home later that night, I took two capsules of activated charcoal, drank a glass of water and went to bed.
Needless to say, the hangover hunch has not made an appearance in a few months. Seriously, these pills are GOLD. Adam (who is the LORD of hangovers) swears by them. The other day I took them to Montreal for Osheaga, and he messaged me asking where they were. Hahahah. Poor boy. Go get yo own.
Where to Buy Them?
(PS. None of this is sponsored or affiliate links – I just want everyone to be able to party all summer and still kick ass the next day).
I bought mine from Shoppers Drug Mart and they work perfectly. You can also get them off Amazon and i’ve seen recommendations for this brand. It’s like $10 a package and it lasts forever (unless you’re a reaaaal drinker. Unlike myself).
Well, what are you still waiting for?! Crack that bottle of wine open and enjoy your Get Out of Jail Free card. You’re welcome xx