You might have noticed that there is no alcohol written into your weight loss eating plan. When you are losing weight, you have to eat less food overall. It is important to prioritize nutrient-rich foods to make sure you do not lose your health because of a poor quality diet. Alcohol is not a nutrient rich food, so it is not typically incorporated into a weight loss diet.
If you find yourself in a social situation where you have an alcoholic drink, there are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.
The best options to keep your calorie count lower are a light beer, such as a lager, or wine (champagne, red, or white). Try to stick to just one drink.
Avoid drinking hard liquor like rum, vodka, or tequila. When you are eating less for weight loss, you may feel the effects of all alcoholic drinks- but especially hard liquor- faster than usual.
Avoid mixed drinks. Mixers are usually very high in calories. Mixed drinks can often be 200 calories or more.
Mind the snacks that come with alcohol. Alcohol will reduce your inhibitions, and the snacks that are usually eaten with drinks are usually very high in calories.
Drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink you take, just after finishing it.