Stick to 2 servings per week, maximum (but ideally, zero!). Alcohol contributes to rapid fat storage, gastrointestinal irritation, dehydration, slowed metabolism, increased cravings and hunger, increased blood pressure, and inflammation. Your best bet is a clear spirit (vodka, gin) on the rocks or with some club soda and lemon or lime.
What Alcohol Does To Our Bodies:
If you’re trying to lose weight, it turns out one of the BEST things you can do is stop drinking alcohol.
Most heavy drinkers will develop a beer gut or wine tummy. But even if you don’t consume massive amounts of alcohol, you could still be subjecting yourself to serious weight gain.
Alcohol has a lot of calories
Messes with your metabolism
Makes you hungry
Spikes cortisol levels in your body
Makes you more sedentary
Makes you more susceptible to depression and anxiety
Whether you are a heavy, moderate, or casual drinker, consuming alcohol can seriously impact your waistline. That will create an unhealthy ripple effect in other areas of your life.
Most people intuitively know that alcohol equals unnecessary calories. What we often fail to appreciate is how much deeper it goes.
Alcohol does not cause weight gain the same way eating a donut does. It impacts our decision-making, lowers our metabolism, produces additional stress, and traps us in an unhealthy cycle of binge eating and lounging.
If you want a happier, more stable life, one of the BEST things you can do for yourself is quit drinking alcohol.
What do you have to lose? (Except a few inches off your waist.)