Drinking alcohol vs Loose weight. Let’s see.

Good morning my beautiful people! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the last day of May! 🙂

Today I want to talk about loosing weight and options in going out for a drink , summer is almost here and I know lots of people have doubt about if alcohol helps or not in loosing weight. I will try to be clear and talk about this briefly with few special terms, I promise!

Now, can you be on a hipo-caloric diet and drinking at the same time? Absolutely yes and absolutely no. Depends on what do you like to drink and depends on how often do you drink during the week. The alcohol , let’s say helps little in loosing weight or even for muscle growth (in volume phase), so yes, the only stage of lifestyle that alcohol don’t harm you would be if you are maintaining your shape.

So, personally, would I go out and drink even I am loosing weight right now? For sure. One thing is to be on a diet but remember strict diets don’t work out , we need to be flexible and sometimes drinking (but not getting drunk please!) can be beneficial and very fun as well. Now, we all know that we have millions of different beverages in the market and depending on where your live you have more variety or less variety. So yeah, let me tell you which ones are good for loosing weight and which ones you should avoid, cause there are lots of myths about drinking alcohol (which I think I will make a post about this too, I would love to concern people and even more young people who don’t know what are they consuming at all)

So yeah, let’s make some brief points first : when we go out we can consume alcohol alone or alcohol mixed with other substances. By substances I mean soda, juices, sport drinks, even Red Bull , so yeah the variety is enormous and this can make you drive crazy . What I want to talk about is what’s good for our health in general and what’s best for loosing weight , which are different by the way.

Let’s be creative and make up crazy-drinking combinations (which some are not just made up by me, actually I have drank some of them aghhhh)

a. Red Vodka+Redbull

b. Sunny delight+ Orange juice+ peach liquor

c. Wine+Gas+Water

d. Jagger + cola

You see the negative part, right? You are not just drinking one thing, you are drinking alcohol mixed with other things than can make you a bigger toxic-effect inside your body. Yes, so you drink one two three four different kind of things and even you don’t get tipsy or mega drunk you are intoxicating your body, but the “funniest” part is we do believe we are just drinking alcohol like wine but we forget sometimes the wine goes with water, soda, gas etc.

Teen people especially are masters in making up “yummy alcohol drinks” in few minutes and in general , the society is not conscious about this is not just a drink, it is a mega bomb in 6-12 hours partying (and if you are a weed lover or other drugs, well, that’s another story ma’am).

So, therefor, all the calories count and is not just the Vodka or the Rum you are drinking, it’s the Vodka plus the sweety juice it is on the Vodka or the cola that you add on your Vodka as well (combinations are countless) . So in a glass you may be consuming up to 500kcal sometimes, you must be aware of it if you are trying to loose weight.

So, therefor, what can I drink when I go out? Of course you can drink and you can have fun drinking and dancing with your friends with not taking into account all the calories issue. You don’t need to be always counting the calories you consume but if you are someone you like to go out every single weekend you should readjust your preferences and try to pick just one kind of beverage for each weekend.

Examples : Tequila, Champagne, Rum with light cola and Whisky in shots can be a good alternatives. Any dryed-liquor is good for helping in loosing weight, preferably alone. Liquors that are made by fruit are high in sugar , so yes you could consume them but with moderation and always alone.Just make sure you don’t mix all these drinks in one night cause the intoxication can be huge, please! 😉

So, what I should not drink? Definitely cocktails are your enemy when you are trying to loose weight cause they contain lots of sugar and sugar can be saved as a fat (cause your body thinks this way, extra calories = fat storage). However you can allow yourself to have one a night or just a weekend drinking it , it will not happen anything if you consume it sometimes. But what you cannot do is drinking it everyday or every single weekend, cause in the end of the week you need to have a calories-restriction. Keep in mind your goals and act in order to see the changes you want!

In addition, my best option and what I usually do is making my own alcohol beverages at home before going out or I go to a pub where I know the boss or whatever so I can order whatever I need that is beneficial for my health. You can drink natural cocktails , like Vodka with natural stevia or xylitol or even with iced-fruit . It is delicious I promise and it keeps you balanced , more or less (cause Vodka is Vodka and the alcohol has lots of calories no matter what kind of beverage it is) plus usually you don’t get drunk and next day you don’t have the biggest hangover of your life , so you can do things next day too! (I have started appreciating Sunday mornings more than ever lol)

So, to sum up, yes you can drink but make it different and adjust it to your necessities for not wrecking your body. And remember, try to pick just one beverage for a night and better if you do one drink/shot plus a glass of water all the night. And for sure, before going to sleep the best thing is after a long and funny night is to drink water , so make it an habit especially in summer!

I hope you liked this topic and please if you need some advice on how to go out and maintain your fitness goals just comment below ! ❤

See ya!

“I didn’t come this far to only come this far”

 

 

 

 

 

 

♧ Easy steps to start eating clean!

Hello dear ! How are you doing?

May is almost gone, so I think what I am going to talk about today is a great information for the summer!

As for NBE or for getting rid of acne , I talked about how important is to eat healthily. However this sometimes it’s difficult to make it alone , so I guess giving you a few tips may help you achieving a good eat habits!

  1. DON’T BUY FAST FOOD : sorry but if you don’t buy it, you won’t miss it, so therefor you don’t have to eat it.
  2. Bye bye, soda, sweet things and ice-creams : pick one of them (sodas, candy or ice-creams) and allow yourself once a week to eat it.
  3. Hello Olive oil and Coconut oil : both are great for cooking. In my culture, obviously we use more olive oil than the coconut oil but it’s up to you! Ah, remember! 1-2teaspoons a day it’s the best
  4. Ginger tea, dandelion tea, turmeric tea, pineapple tea : you may need to detox for some days so these are great for it
  5. 3-4 fruits, 3-4 veggies everyday : it’s best if you combine both everyday , and try to mix different colors
  6. 3 important meals, 2 snacks : breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. This is how we do in Spain, we eat every two-three hours and this way we are not hungry never. This is important if you are trying to loose weight or gaining weight as well, you insulin levels need to be balanced during the day
  7. First meal between 6-9 Am, last meal 7-9 pm :This is the holy rule for a good digestion and not messing up your body.
  8. Track your macros:  You need to know % of fat, % of protein, % of carbs the first few weeks. Remember, making an habit takes 21 days.
  9. Portions: medium plate for breakfast, medium plate for morning snack, medium plate for lunch; small plate for afternoon snack, small plate for dinner.
  10. Allow yourself a day off : this will help you with motivation but it also boosts metabolism
  11. Sit down, chew correctly, don’t rush : you are eating, not working out. You need to chew all the food in the mouth in order to have a good digestion . Try to eat with someone at least when you are eating a big meal, and avoid television.
  12. Don’t workout  after big meals : I mean if you like to work out in the morning of after lunch, wait 1h in the morning and 2h after lunch.
  13. Drink water, 2L-3L according to your height and weight : This is essential.
  14. Get enough sleep : yeah we all love going out and partying, but don’t make it as a rule and try to do different things during the weekends. Not having a relaxing and a good sleep time stress out your body and makes you eat things you don’t have to.
  15. Try to eat 85% clean : by clean I mean natural, local and best, organic
  16. Cut down dairy products and meat : you don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan, actually I am not, but it your body’s pH gets acid you are opened to more illnesses and bad bugs!
  17. Alternate “sweet things” with yummy natural things : for instance, in summer I do like to eat ice-cream more than three times a week but it’s dairy and second it has lots of sugar, so instead of eating three days what I do is I allow myself to get one ice-cream a week and the rest I eat vegan-ice-creams . Therefor, you control sugar intake as well.
  18. Don’t compare yourself to others: you are yourself and you don’t need extra pressure for making it possible. Remember a new habit takes 21 days and a lifestyle is made in 90 days. Step by step, day by day, you will make it!
  19. Patience, consistency and again, patience
  20. Be proud of yourself  : if you get through this you will notice a big change in your digestion, life quality and emotional well-being!

 

Much love guys!

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