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A STANDARD NIGHT OUT WITH ALCOHOL!

Let’s talk about Alcohol and Weight Loss!

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Are you constantly trying to lose weight and can never seem to get anywhere?
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Are you “trying to be good” during the week by exercising and eating well?
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Do you live for the “SESH” every weekend?
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If so this could be a massive reason why you are failing to lose weight.
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Now before I get started…I honestly do not care if you go out every weekend and get hammered because that decision is totally yours. Plus if it makes you happy by all means go for it but it probably ain’t the best scenario if I’m completely honest.
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So let’s take a standard night out in Ireland!
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You go meet some friends in the pub after a hard week of work where you will probably start your night with something “soft”. So you may go for something like a Corona for example which ends up being 3 before you know it.
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Everything is going well then you decide enough of the beer “I’m feeling bloated” so let’s get a cocktail. You could choose anything from Sex on the beach to a Woo Woo.
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That’s all good but cocktails are very expensive so you decide to switch drinks yet again and get a vodka and zero-calorie soft drink (because health is important right? ).
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You have two of these and then all of sudden the night is in full swing and you want something adventurous such a Gin and Tonic with some fruit in that big fancy glass
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You end up going to the nightclub and slamming back some tequilas, then you call it a night, maybe get a kebab, go home and wake up hungover tomorrow (Sunday is a right off cravings are all over the place).
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Standard enough night which leads you to consume 1,217 calories in the form of alcohol.
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That’s quite a substantial amount of calories which will ultimately cause you to chase your tail week in regards to weight loss.
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I’ve been generous with the estimations on alcohol consumption because I’m sure more than likely for most they will consume far more than that in a night out.
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Think monthly: 4868 calories per month in the form of alcohol.
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So does this mean that you shouldn’t drink alcohol anymore?
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No! But it should make you more aware of what you are doing and that alcohol does in fact contain calories which means if you overconsume alcohol it will put you into a calorie surplus thus leading to fat gain.
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You can still drink alcohol and get in shape as long as you are in a calorie deficit but do not be naive when you can not understand why you can’t lose weight when your weekend includes a heavy session followed by a binge on a Sunday!
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At the end of the day, you are only fooling yourself if you think this will not affect your results.
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I hope this helps.

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