For years, health organisations and fitness coaches have been advising us to avoid excessive drinking in order to keep ourselves in good shape. If you want to lose weight, you should avoid drinking alcohol. Drinking alcohol can physically destroy your healthy eating efforts, thus it’s worth reminding everyone that alcohol can actually sabotage all of your training and clean eating efforts.
Things to keep in mind when it comes to booze and fitness.
When compared to protein and carbohydrates, alcohol has a lot more calories. At 7 calories per gramme, alcohol is more caloric than protein and carbs, which each contain 5 calories.
There is no nutritional value in consuming alcohol, and it will not fulfil your hunger. When you’re having a good time, it’s easy to keep going. It’s easy to get carried away during a drinking session.
Intoxication reduces fat burning. Put another way, your body will use up all the alcohol you’ve consumed before switching to carbs and fat for energy instead of the other way around.
Excessive alcohol use is directly linked to a higher Body Mass Index (BMI). Those with the lowest BMIs, according to a recent study, drank three to seven times each week on average but only had one drink per drinking session. Those with a higher body mass index (BMI) consumed fewer drinks on average, but more frequently. (Example: excessive drinking)
Carbohydrates in the form of sugar are abundant in beer and wine, which can contribute to sugar cravings and bloating. The worst of the worst are mixed drinks, which have a slew of sugar and calories poured on top.
“Low-carb” or “zero-carb” alcoholic beverages are just as much a marketing ploy as so-called low-fat foods. Alcohol consumption can be improved by reading further down this page.
The following are better options for booze:
There are no carbs or sugars in distilled whiskey because it is a straight liquor. In most cases, the mixer is a high-sugar beverage or juice, which makes this option unappealing. If at all feasible, look for a low-sugar mixer for your spirits.
Sipping wine rather than beer or sugary cocktails while on a diet or nutrition plan has been found to be the most beneficial alternative.
Our society and culture are heavily influenced by alcohol. Moderation is the key to reaping the benefits of booze, which relaxes us and enhances our social interactions. Personally, I’ve observed people who successfully shed pounds after making the switch from beer and mixed beverages to a glass of wine.
Alcohol abstinence is a great way to lose weight if you’re serious about becoming in shape. It should be no difficulty to reintroduce alcohol in moderation once you’ve lost weight and increased your training intensity.