We all know that alcohol and weight loss aren’t exactly good partners, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay away completely!All alcoholic drinks contain calories, which your body needs to burn off. And our bodies prioritise alcohol over all other ‘macronutrients’ (protein, fat and carbs) because, unfortunately, it is a poison – and our liver needs to get rid of it! Due to this, any food we eat while drinking alcohol will have a much higher chance of being stored as fat.
· Do not eat high fat, high calorie snacks while drinking! Instead try healthy options like carrot cucumber sticks or roasted chana.
· Limit the number of drinks to 2 or 3 a week, and choose your poison wisely!
Alcohol consumption is safe if it is consumed in MODERATION.
For men: no more than two drinks per day
For women: no more than one drink per day
Over 65: no more than one drink per day
1 drink equals
300 ml Beer(5% alcohol) OR
120ml Wine(12% alcohol) OR