Does drinking alcohol ruin your dieting efforts? Unfortunately, it is not just drinking alcohol that seems to ruin the diet, but it is the alcohol induced overeating with items, such as burgers, pizza, and chips that seem to do you more harm than good.
Here are some tips to help you not ruin your dieting efforts when drinking alcohol:
Tip 1: Eat before you drink alcohol When your stomach is empty, alcohol is absorbed quickly, which means you will feel the effects within minutes.
Tip 2: Count your alcoholic drinks correctly When you order alcoholic drinks, the portion sizes usually are larger than the recommended serving amount.
Tip 3: Slim down your alcoholic drinks If you are beer drinker, choose ultra-low carb beer (4g carbs) instead of the regular beer that has (10g carbs). In addition, alcoholic drinks made with sweetened mixers can have up to (25g carbs).
Tip 4: Slow your pace Order a glass of water with every alcoholic drink and alternate sips.
Tip 5: Prevent mindless munching Place all free snacks out of arms reach so you will not be tempted to eat while you are drinking and talking.
Tip 6: Pre-plan your post-drink meal Plan a healthier meal option as your post-drink meal.
Tip 7: Volunteer to be the designated driver You may not be drinking alcoholic drinks with your family and friends, but you will wake up the next day feeling good about your choices. No food or alcoholic hangovers.
Be sure to use these helpful tips to stay within your calorie range while dining out with your family and friends. After all, you would not want all your hard work and positive efforts to go out the window, right?