How Alcohol Can Tip The Scales

We in Wales like to drink.
There’s always an occasion to have a drink.

The summer brings extra opportunities

More parties, bbqs, pub lunches, beer gardens – they all make that drink of your favourite tipple a lot more appealing.

Many people don’t think about the calories in alcohol and how it can affect their weight loss attempts.

Irrelevant to how it makes you feel rubbish the day after and have a kebab on the way home today I’m just mentioning how drinking it alone can make weight loss so much more difficult.

I don’t advertise alcohol intake as helpful to any plan but I know many of you like a drink and it’s part of your life. If you want to keep having your fix but want to stay on track with being healthy then there are a few things you can do:

1. Swap lager for red wine – this can save you 200 calories per drink alone! Plus there are some good things in red wine for the body, it even has anti ageing properties!

2. Kick the cocktails – These can be jam packed with unhelpful sugars! If you did want a lesser sugar option then you can have a bloody mary as a better option (I personal think it’s the worst drink I’ve ever tasted!)
3. Be wary of your mixer – Swap your coke (and diet coke) for soda or tonic water for a healthier alternative. You could even add a bit of lemon or lime to go towards your 5 a day ?

There you have it!

I hope I haven’t ruined your bank holiday weekend! 🙁

Jamie Stedman

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