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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The health path : veggie&animal protein

Hi everyone!

First of all, Happy mother’s day to all the mommas out there ♡ I could not imagine my life without wonderful ladies that are mothers already or mommy to be. I hope you enjoyed your day with your beloved ones and had a Sunday funday!

Today I have decided to talk about proteins . Proteins are not just for bodybuilding or NBE’s ingredient, it is also for our bodies. Our body needs protein, basically cause it helps  to our cells to work properly and for tissue growth as well. On the other hand, protein has lots of amino acids and are in charge of taking care of our nervous system, muscle health, blood sugar, healing injuries… so, as you see they are important , we must eat protein depending on our age and weight as well.

But, they are different types of proteins , divided in animal protein and vegetal protein. Long time ago health professionals used to think animal protein was better than vegetal due to animal one had more nutrients. Nowadays this statement is completely forgotten and in fact,  they recommend to eat both kind of proteins. So, are they the same? Do they have same nutrients? Do they have same care? Let’s see

Animal proteins have a little bit more amino acids than vegetal ones, so in theory it has more nutritional benefits, it is absorbed well (90% of absorption in animal protein , 70% in veggie protein), it’s good in digestion (95% is digestible comparing with vegetal protein, only 85%); Talking about amino’s , it is true though in animal food you will find more amino acids than in vegetal protein, cause in vegetal protein they are just limiting amino acids.

Also, what properties they do have apart of protein? Animal ones have high amount of protein, fat, cholesterol, vitamin B’s and b12 in especial,  zinc in general. Veggie proteins have carbs, fat , vitamin b9, calcium, so far. So as you can see the properties in general are quite different and of course, b12 is the most important vitamin in v-B’s group. That’s why vegetarians and vegans need to supplement this vitamin, it is essential for the nervous system and dysfunctional behaviours .

Therefor, we should eat only animal protein according to its properties? Well, yes…and no. Let me tell you why.

  • Purine : it is a component that is found in animal food , in high doses very easily. It can cause liver and kidney’s illnesses if it is taken in high doses.
  • Saturated fat and Cholesterol :  we all know what does it mean, right? lots of saturated fat mixed with cholesterol, heart-diseases. No doubt.
  • Ammonia : it is a natural way to metabolise the protein, so our body takes care of it and eliminates it through orine.
  • Hormones and Antibiotics: this is, in my opinion, the worst thing eating animal food. In Europe fortunately we have a strict rules and good food law, but this can vary depending on where you live. For example, the United States of America has more flexibility in this issue, and it is not just about us animals also suffer its consequences , furthermore , the environment suffers these kind of synthetic creations .

Therefor, eating animal protein can be beneficial in case you combine it with veggie protein. But, what veggies are high in protein? There you have my list:

  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Sunflowers
  • Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Broccoli
  • Tofu
  • Chlorella
  • Flaxseed
  • Brown Rice
  • Sesame seeds
  • Spirulina
  • Peas
  • Soy
  • Lentils
  • Peanuts

 (…) and So on, but these are the ones that I eat during the week combining with animal protein.  As you see, there are lots of vegetal sources that contain protein, so why don’t you give a try and add it on your daily diet?

This is all for today. Next time I think it will be about health too…

Quote for the day ” All you need is, ICE-CREAM”