Alcohol and Weight Loss
It’s no secret that alcohol can sabotages weight loss:
- When you have alcohol in your system your body’s priority is to break it down before anything else. This means burning fat gets put down further on the list of things for your body to do.
- It may cause you to make bad choices with food and may increase your hunger and craving for fatty, greasy, highly processed food.
- If you feel hungover after a night of drinking you'll be less likely to eat healthy the following day or get some physical activity.
These reasons will hopefully influence your decision to stay on the path of abstaining from alcohol, at least while trying to reach your goals. But it isn’t always easy.
Most of us are perfectly happy drinking water, seltzer, and tea throughout the week to make sure we stay hydrated without adding calories, sugar, additives, colorings, and other ingredients we don’t want in our body. But there are times, specifically that Friday night cocktail hour or drinks with friends on the weekend, birthday parties, barbeques etc. that we don’t want to feel left out of the fun.
If you want to enjoy a 'fun' drink that is alcohol-free, you can request many of your favorite cocktails without alcohol. You can try a gin and tonic minus the gin, which is a tonic and lime.
Alcohol-free mojitos, margaritas, and bloody Marys are especially good and would be easy for a bar to make.
The benefit of alcohol-free drinks is that you can enjoy your favorite adult beverage without sabotaging your weight loss efforts. As an added bonus, you won't experience the 'fuzziness', poor sleep, increased appetite, and next day hangover you'd normally experience after drinking.
For something different, you can find countless recipes online that are creative and satisfying.
Also, there are a number of companies that make alcohol-free drinks and ship them directly to you!
One that GOLO recommends is Curious Elixirs. They create "nonalcoholic drinks that are delicious, well-crafted, and good for our bodies and souls.”
The elixirs are handcrafted in the Hudson River Valley, using only the best ingredients and nothing artificial. The cocktails combine ONLY organic juices, spices, herbs, roots, barks, and botanicals.
One of the ingredients in Curious Elixir #1 includes a unique superfood and adaptogen blend that's not only delicious but also supplies antioxidants, increases circulation, and fights fatigue. Sounds like GOLO, right?
Here’s why: Curious Elixir #1 contains Rhodiola Rosea– one of the ingredients in Release.
If you are looking to follow your GOLO plan as close as possible, try to limit or avoid alcohol – at least temporarily. Get creative, experiment with ingredients and check out Curious Elixirs. According to Curious Agent #1 – you can get a discount as a new customer.
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