Weight Loss & Alcohol
Are you struggling to lose weight?
In this article I will show you 5 easy ways to lose 1kg of body fat, belly fat and ways of losing weight without the need to quit alcohol.
1. Remember to drink a large glass of water every time you drink a glass of wine.
Why? Because this will keep you hydrated, allowing you to keep control of your senses. By keeping a clear head, you can refrain from over drinking. You will also feel fuller and relaxed in social situations as you will always have something to sip on without the calories. A healthy conversation topic is to say that the glass of water is to assist health and fitness goals. Staying frequently hydrated will also keep you refreshed and alert to make good decisions, sleep better and stay lean.
2. Drink one glass of red wine ONLY!
While you have the intention to stay healthy alongside drinking alcohol, you should only drink one glass of red wine per day while losing body fat/ belly fat/ weight.
The reason? Because red wine had the micronutrients 5 HTP and melatonin. These micronutrients will actually help you sleep. In turn, they will support weight loss during your sleep cycle, where you can lose up to 1kg of weight, however, be cautious of over drinking. Other alcoholic drinks do have less calories but they will not help you to lose weight. A good choice of red wine would be Pinot Noir as it’s lower in calories for a red wine and a good choice to have, of course. Red wine is also a drink you can enjoy with dinner rather than in a party context, which should be avoided while trying to lose weight.
3. Workout 3 times a week to lose body fat.
Only train major muscle groups which are the legs, glutes, back and chest as well as shoulders. If you really want to train 4 times or more simply add core and arms for even better shape. But don’t think more exercise means you have an allowance for more alcohol, as that simply isn’t the case. Research shows that training all major muscle groups and core for 3 sets by 10 – 15 maximum lifts is most effective for shaping your physique and losing body fat.
4. Follow a high protein, moderate fat and low carbohydrate nutrition and fat/weight loss plan.
High protein will help your muscles recover properly and in turn help speed up your metabolism. Protein will also help you to feel more full, therefore do eat protein in every meal you consume. For breakfast, eggs and cottage cheese offer great forms of protein. The best protein to have after workouts is either whey or pea protein, depending on your gut and its ability to digest dairy. If dairy isn’t ideal for you, opt for pea protein instead of whey. For lunch, salmon is the best protein as it is high in fats, protein and is also a great source of omega oils. For dinner, turkey is the best protein to have on your plate as it is lean and low in fat, offering tryptophan which allows you to release serotonin. Serotonin will help you relax and also improve your sleep, aiding with your weight or fat loss. Moderate fats are crucial for your hormones such as testosterone and help with fat burning. They will also be stored as energy during the day.
Don’t eat fats after 4pm.
Do eat fats before 4pm.
An ideal breakfast is tomatoes in the morning as they go well with eggs and are higher in carbohydrates so will be better consumed early in the day when you are more active. The best fats to have for breakfast are eggs. Later in the day, snack on some olives and an avocado with your high protein meal and vegetables. Vegetables are crucial for you to be able to drink alcohol safely and effectively burn fat fast. They will also help with the digestion of the proteins as well as your ability to detoxify and burn fat fast. Eating vegetables will give you more energy as they will help absorb and transport the other nutrients and foods that you do eat. In the afternoon, eat bell peppers which are moderate on the glycemic index and are good for fat burning, and cucumber as it’s the highest alkaline vegetable, helping you detox, cleanse and burn fat.
Drinking lots of water throughout the day helps with the cleaning process. In the evening eating broccoli, cauliflower and spinach is beneficial as they are delicious when cooked and convenient ingredients when you cook at home. They are anti-estrogenic and will help with your hormones, being happy in turn reduces puffiness and inflammation in the body.
If you would like more tips on how to adopt this into your lifestyle. Please contact me by phone, email or Instagram.
I will help you with your mindset by changing habits, exercise choices and techniques, tailoring the best choices for you to achieve your ideal body and version of yourself.