So apart from the odd stag do
I’ve barely drank since becoming a Dad.
Mainly because my sleep, energy, and mood after a night drinking
Doesn’t allow me to be the Dad, coach, husband and person I want to be..
It’s something I bring up when chatting to the ladies who say they WANT to drink a bit less.
I say WANT because this is only an issue if you actually want to drink less.
It’s ok if you don’t.
As I am about to go into..
Because alcohol itself isn’t actually that high in calories..
I mean, it adds up.
But a glass of wine is basically 2 apples…
Thing is though,
It’s more what happens after we drink.
You know,the picking, snacking that goes with it.
Alcohol seems to quieten down the part of our brain that looks at the consequences of doing something…
It can also increase feelings of depression, loneliness etc.
But the main question I want to sure up is this:
“Can I drink alcohol and lose weight?”
So, here’s a quick (ish) answer:
Yes, you CAN lose weight whilst drinking alcohol
Could it make it more difficult? Probably, yes. I mean, alcohol has calories in and if you eat more calorie without feeling full up? Then this MAY mean that you find it more difficult to feel full and create a deficit in calories to lose body fat…
That said, life is for living. And is why NOTHING is off limits.
That’s why I always remind myself and the ladies inside our 4 Week Kickstart Programme
That there’s a difference between “choosing” not to have something vs saying “I can’t” have something..
I mean, it’s actually not that high in calories. The issue is often if:
1) you do it all of the time…
2) When you do it, you think F it and eat the pack of biscuits…
Again though, if you’re losing fat and happy with your results whilst drinking? Then who am I to say ANYTHING…
In fact, in terms of HEALTH, it may actually benefit you in terms of socialising, relaxing and may actually STOP you picking at loads of food late at night etc
And if you’re worried about alcohol making you fat?
You could cut back on your food a little earlier on in the day (not too much or you’ll be on the floor lol)
You could try reducing the days you drink per week? (I know many people find that once the bottle is open…it’s finished)
Finally, you could try to stick to spirits like rum, gin, vodka etc. with low calorie mixers.
^^^ Is that a license for a gin and tonic? (quick tip: get sugar free tonic water to save calories…)
I’ve done a video here on alcohol, health and weight loss here if you want to go a bit deeper into this.
But remember, whatever choice you go for
Choose the one that makes you happy
Rather than the one that makes others happy…
Matt “drink?” Fruci