The option of summer holiday day drinking often means that you might have more hours in the day in which your intentions could slide down a slippery, boozy slope into oblivion.

Whether you are celebrating Canada Day or Independence Day or the beginning of “Dry July” for our Australian counterparts (has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I’m kind of surprised it hasn’t caught on here yet) the following tips can help you stick to your intentions.

It is so important to plan ahead and make sure that you are making decision using your evolved brain (focusing on the benefits of moderation and how wonderful you will feel the next day) and not your primal instant-gratification-seeking brain.

Know how many drinks you’re going to drink and plan in advance.

You can even program them into your phone to help remind you of when it’s time for your next drink. I know this might feel like overkill at times, but what’s more of a buzzkill – having a little message pop up on your phone helping you to stay true to your intentions, or blacking out, not remembering the end of the day, and dealing with a killer hangover the next?

Check out my 5 Tips for Staying Cool During Hot Summer Celebrations (and please share this with your friends – there’s a cool graphic you can download and share easily)


Delicious Mocktails To Sip All Summer (With Health Benefits You Won’t Believe) for great alternatives to alcohol – recipes included!!  I recommend having the ingredients for these on-hand so that you have something yummy to sip on in-between their alcoholic counterparts. The idea is to create something so satisfying you’ll forget you aren’t drinking alcohol.

I’d love to hear what your favourite tips are AND if you have a mocktail recipe you’d like me to feature, that would be amazing!!

Stay tuned for some really exciting announcements coming next week!! (think invitations to exotic locations in Canada and Mexico)

Have a wonderful weekend,