How Alcohol Impacts Your Fitness Goals
Moderate drinking is defined as up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.
Less Alcohol, More Gains
One too many drinks won’t hurt my fitness goals, right? Wrong. Don’t let alcohol fool you. Trying to improve your body and health with new eating plans and workouts is great, but drinking too much can offset the hard work you’re putting in. If you choose to drink, drink in moderation to stay on track.
Four reasons your body will thank you for cutting back on drinks:
(1) Keeps the extra pounds off. Your body breaks down alcohol before it breaks down food [i]. So, once you start drinking, your last meal may get stored as fat. Protect the hard work you’ve put into your body by not overdrinking.
(2) Helps you stay within your calorie limit. Alcohol companies don’t have to list their product calories, which makes it hard to count your drinking calories. Use this alcohol calorie counter to find out how many calories are in your favorite drinks.
(3) Keeps away “empty” calories. Alcohol doesn’t provide your body any necessary carbs, protein, fat or vitamins. Meaning, all the alcohol calories you drink are “empty.” Save your calories for foods that are yummy, improve your body’s growth and strengthen your immune system.
(4) Helps your body soak up the good nutrients. Alcohol irritates your gut making it hard to digest the nutrients you need. Get all the vitamins and protein you need to stay fit by drinking less!
Cut back on how much you drink so your body is energized and ready to kick ass every day.
Posted June 13, 2019