How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Alcohol

April 7, 2017

Alcohol. Isn’t it fun! Drinking booze has various pleasurable effects:

  • it aids social interaction,
  • it helps you muster the will and guts to ask your crush out,
  • it can even be healthy,
  • and it makes you perceive all life as less grim.

Thank you, alcohol! But all these benefits do come at a cost. A cost to your body and fitness. Especially if you REALLY like drinking it.

Almost any alcoholic beverage is packed with “empty” calories and drinking it doesn’t exactly nourish the body in any way. Meaning – it is pretty hard to lose weight and stay lean if you are a passionate drinker. However, there are certain ways to cheat the game and the system.

Let’s drink to that!

Eat Less, Move More

This one boils down to the simple math of how many calories you burn and how many you take in on a daily basis.

The main idea behind losing weight is to eat less (or drink less) and move more.

So, if you are unable or unwilling to give up beer and whiskey, try cutting down on carbs and moving more.

In other words, make sure you burn more calories than you take in. Which brings us to our next tip:

Take Something Else Out Of The Equation

Here’s a list of things we usually consume and do that are standing in the way of achieving results:

  • Junk food
  • Desserts
  • Carbs
  • Alcohol
  • Eating after 8 p.m.

Now, these are all fairly bad for your body and your figure, so if you want to lose some weight without giving up alcohol, you will need to stop consuming at least 1 or 2 items from the list above. You can’t have your beer and drink it too!

It is as simple as that.

Try Drinking In Moderation

If this tip sounds a bit cliché it is only because it is true. The thing is that alcohol isn’t ever really going to be helpful and nutritious, so if you’re trying to lose weight and get in shape, try bringing booze down a notch, or two.

We all enjoy drinking quality drinks, so this doesn’t mean you have to cut it out entirely, but if increasing your physical activity and eating less doesn’t help, you might want to consider drinking in moderation.