This is a super tough topic because I for one love a good Friday night that includes netflix and chill with my favorite red wine. 

 

C’mon, I mean what else is better on a Friday night ( or any night of that matter) than a good movie and good company?

 

The only thing that I can think of is good wine and rocky road ice cream to go along with it!

 

Am I right or am I right?

 

(Sorry for sounding like a complete fat ass but that’s just the human in me.)

 

Sometimes I fell as if I have a good angel on one shoulder telling me to stay focus on my goals and to keep killing it and I have a bad angel on the other telling me to live a little, don’t track that wine, that spinach dip, or those perfectly seasoned tortilla chips.

 

Im vivdly painting the picture so you know exactly what im going through…

Now even though this is one of my favorite past times, Im always reminded of my goals in just about everything I do. I often come back to the phrase if its not helping you towards your goals then why do it.

 

Well, im sure each and every one of you can find a “legit” excuse to partake in your favorite adult beverage but can you also find a reason why it would help you towards your goals?

 

Sanity purposes don’t count in this instance.

 

So heres the deal.

 

The only time I will tell you to completely cut anything out of your diet would be when you’re trying to reach a goal body shape that you havent yet reached.

 

I know that you can track calories from alcohol however its truly about the choices that you make during inebriation.

 

Back when I use to drink the first thing I wanted was Waffle House and trust me I wasn’t getting grilled chicken (don’t judge). But this is the reason why alchol hinders your goals, its because of the extra calories especially in the specialty drinks that come along with it and the bad choices made during.

My Advice.

 

Like previously stated, you can actually track acohol. Its not reccommended but you can absolutely do it.

 

Do you know which is the #1 best alcoholic drink to consume while dieting? I bet it’s not the drink you’re thinking of.

 

Yesterday I gave out some awesome tips on how to track alcohol consumption while dieting. Here are a list of the drinks I would stay in the realm of, courtesy of Mens Fitness for the list.

 

Drink:

·       12 oz. Light Beer – 110 Calories

·       6 oz. Rum and Diet Coke – 65 Calories

·       4 oz. Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay – 90 Calories

·       4 oz Dry Champagne – 105 Calories

·       6 oz. Vodka and Soda Water – 65 Calories

·       7.5 oz. Gin & Diet Tonic – 115 Calories

·       Jack Daniels (Single Shot) – 55 Calories

Don't Drink:

·       6 oz. Mud Slide – 560 Calories

·       9 oz. Mai Tai – 620 Calories

·       10 oz Margarita – 550 Calories

·       10 oz. Long Island Ice Tea – 543 Calories

·       12 oz. Piña Colada – 586 Calories

 

3 Quick Tips

 

1) Increase Protein

Drink a protein shake, even though you're about to consume more liquids, having a protein shake pre drinks will help you feel fuller longer. 

 

2) Go Easy The Snacks

Its one thing to track calories but its another thing to try and track the extra handful of nuts, bite of your significant others pizza, or a few french fries.

 

3) Be Responsible

When I say be responsible other than drinking and driving I'm also talking about setting a limit for yourself so you won't get too tipsy. Remember that you have to go lift tomorrow and the worst feeling ever is hitting the gym hung-over especially if you signed up for my challenge. :)

 

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