I hope I’m not bursting anyone’s bubble when I say that the “champagne diet” will NOT work for you! That great buzz you feel from alcohol is of course fun, but the buzz comes with more calories that you probably thought. Without even talking about Mai Tai’s, Adios’s, margaritas and other fruity drinks, (because all sweet drinks are loaded with calories, sugars, and the wrong kind of carbs) the actual alcohol itself has enough calories in it.
Yes you did work hard during the work week, and you do deserve to indulge, let loose, and have fun. However pick and choose your drinks wisely when it comes to alcohol.
Here are some facts: Alcohol is made by fermenting and distilling natural starches and sugar. A lot of sugar = a lot of calories. Therefore alcohol is loaded with calories. In fact, it is seven calories per gram. (drinkaware.co.uk). The number of calories in alcohol is SECOND to the number of calories in fat! (9 grams).
Drinking alcohol also increases the amount of food and the types of food you eat, while drinking alcohol and the day after drinking. (I’m sure everyone has had the drunken munchies before.) According to the Department of Health survey, people are likely to eat more food than they normally would while drinking, and eat worse food for you (salts, carbs, etc.) Also, six out of ten people eat a horrible breakfast the next day. This is due to the dehydration alcohol gives you; your body graves greasy foods.
Here is a link to calculate how many calories your alcohol has. http://www.sainsburysdiets.co.uk/Tools/CaloriesInAlcohol#url
I don’t drink ANY sugary drinks anymore. When I drink, I drink vodka water with lemon, (which still has about 75 empty calories) or red wine, (which has about 130 calories per class) Red wine does have its benefits though! If you drink beer, stay away from wheat beers. My favorite beer is blue moon, and I used to love drinking it until I found out it is one of the heaviest beers available with over 350 calories! Take a look at your calories from alcohol. You even get to type in how many drinks you usually have so it will calculate your calories a night on just alcohol alone.
Hope this helps! Much health & happiness-fit & healthy gal