12 January 2011

Is a glass of wine a day really ok? The facts on alcohol and fitness.

One of the topics that produces the most controversy and eye rolls when it comes to conversations about fitness is alcohol consumption. How bad is it for you? And are there some drinks that are ok to have? Can you lose weight and drink? Not only is there a lot of misinformation out there, but also many people struggle with sustaining from their stress relief in a glass.

The bottom line is is alcohol is poison to your body. It has a negative effect to your general health and it will most definitely impede your progress when it comes to fitness.

In order to process the toxins produced by alcohol, the liver will STOP doing things advantageous to weight loss. If you must drink, try to limit your intake to your cheat meal once a week in order for your body to click on all cylinders for at least 6 days in a row.

Avoid drinks with high sugar and carb contents. Stick to light beer, clear liquors and sugar free mixers and you will minimize the damage. Also avoid in-taking mass amounts of food while drinking, your body will not be able metabolize the calories and they will be stored!

For a closer look at the cold, hard facts check out the link below. If you know the consequence chances are you will think twice before sucking down that next post work beer.

The Real Effects of Alcohol

Nicole Renna/ Invictus Fitness

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