Posted by:Ngina k.
Let’s face it, sometimes there’s nothing better than a night in on the couch with a glass of wine to help you relax. But, can you lose weight and still enjoy your occasional beer or cocktails?
Yes, you can, and here’re how:
Change up your routine
Sucker for daily happy hour? How about switching your gym hours to evening to avoid going out? This way, you will end up drinking less, and keeping up with your daily workouts. You’ll probably experience FOMO (fear of missing out) for the first few days but you’ll get the gist of it eventually.
Be mindful of the amount you are drinking
For many people, a glass or two is unrealistic. Once you start drinking, there is no stopping till the night ends. You need to learn to control how many drinks you have. The whole point is to avoid increasing the amount of calorie intake. It’s a skill that takes time to perfect but it is really worth it.
Choose a drink that you actually enjoy
If you have consistently been sticking to a healthy diet, then once you decide to break the rules a little, you might as well enjoy it. Forget the number of calories and choose a drink you actually enjoy. It’s okay to have a good time every once in a while.
Drink lots of water
You have probably heard this before. Drinking water in between your drinks is the smartest way to drink. Not only does it reduce your chances of getting a hangover but also helps reduce on the number of drinks you will have. The fewer the number of drinks, the fewer the calories.
Learn to have a good time sober
Yeah, I know. It will be one of the hardest things you’ll have to do to lose weight but you need to try. Learn to have a good time despite being sober among drunks. Look on the bright side; you will avoid the bad hangover.