Trying to shed those excess pounds can be challenging, but for many people that harmless little tipple at the weekend can compromise your healthy eating plans.
While you may have been good for the whole week, many people are unaware that a night out drinking alcohol could mean that they consume in excess of a thousand additional calories.
A recent survey of slimmers found that of the thousand participants, twenty six percent regularly consume twenty five percent of their calorie intake for the week in alcohol.
One in four were consuming a thousand extra calories in a single night out.
Many dieters fail to consider the hidden calories contained in alcohol and a great number found that a night out drinking can damage their willpower, having them indulge in junk foods such as pizza, which could represent another six hundred plus calories.
Alcohol has also been shown to have a number of other effects which can affect those attempting to lose weight.
Medicine specialist and author of The Hunger Fix, Dr Pamela Peeke, has documented the metabolic effects that alcohol can have on the body.