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📍DRINK ALCOHOL AND STILL LOSE FAT (4 steps)📍
A lot of folks think of “drinking alcohol” and “losing weight” as an inverse relationship 📈📉. That is, the more alcohol they drink, the heavier they’ll be, and the only way to lose weight is to avoid drinking altogether.
While there’s some truth to this, it’s no different than consuming too much of anything (even healthy whole foods). Consume too many calories ⬆️ — taking you OUT of a calorie deficit — and you’ll not lose weight 🙅♂️
Now back to alcohol🍺 —> of course, the most most diet-friendly choice would be skipping alcohol all together. But for most people, that’s not a totally realistic request 😉
And the good news is that drinking won’t automatically derail your progress. If you’re able to control your total calories, then it's 100% possible to drink alcohol and still lose weight!
To help, here’s a four step plan I use for myself and my clients:
1️⃣ Focus on Veggies 🥗, Fruit 🍎, & Lean Meats 🍖 Earlier in the Day - this will help you stay full on fewer calories and ensure you get plenty of protein & micronutrients in before drinking.
2️⃣ Stick to Low-Calorie Drinks - to get the most alcohol *bang* for your calorie *buck*, go with liquor (whiskey, vodka, tequila, etc.) on the rocks 🥃 or with a zero-cal mixer (diet soda, LaCroix, seltzer water, etc.)
3️⃣ Once You’re Drinking… STOP EATING 🤤❌🍔 - you see, It’s not usually alcohol that causes people to gain weight. Instead, it's the “drunk food” they’re shoveling down with it.
(sidenote: from my experience, the only time I’ve had a bad hangover is when I’m eating “drunk food” or drinking high-calorie/sugary cocktails 🍹)
4️⃣ Regardless of if you follow the steps above and control your drinking, or you say screw it and go straight Frank the Tank 🍺✊️, remember that you’re always just ONE HEALTHY CHOICE from being back on track ✅
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