Research has shown that alcohol encourages the body to break it down first, which can lead to any food recently eaten to be stored away as fat. Research has documented a causal link that alcohol “decreases fat burn” in problem areas such as the belly.
However, there are a number of strategies which can keep alcohol from compromising your diet.
These include ensuring you eat a healthy lean protein meal before drinking, which can create an alcohol buffer. It is also important to be realistic about the calorie cost of your drinking.
Ensure that you keep a track of how many and the size of drinks consumed. Many bars and restaurants offer drinks which are larger and may contain up to “fifty percent more alcohol”.
If you are concerned about your diet it can be a great idea to choose a lighter calorie alcohol drink and alternate them with water.
It is also worth planning out your end of the night meal to avoid binging on junk.
Trying to diet can be difficult, but although there is nothing to stop your enjoyment of the occasional drink, it is worth considering that overindulgence may destroy your diet.