Perfect body shape vs. party weekends with alcohol

Perfect body shape vs. party weekends with alcohol

November 10, 2017

Is it possible to have a perfect body shape even while leading “party weekends with drinking alcohol” lifestyle? Answer to this might surprise you!

 

Alcohol vs. working-out. Unhealthy habits vs. healthy lifestyle. You might think they just can’t work together. Despite the contrast between them it is possible to combine them.

If we talk about drinking alcohol, I don’t mean drinking once in a while, like once in 3 weeks and only like 2 glasses of wine. This type of drinking is totally negligible and it won’t harm your gym results. Go ahead and don’t worry in this case. Let’s talk about drinking alcohol in a bigger way. Like every weekend... Here we can start our discussion.

It might sound terrible but there is a way in such regular “alcohol intensity” to stay in shape. You can keep drinking and still reach results in a gym and look perfect! You can keep your slim shape, lose some weight and even grow your muscles! Muscles growth might be the most difficult but it is not impossible. However, you can probably forget your competition figure shape.

How is that possible? Alcohol is still unhealthy, right?

In order to prevent alcohol to ruin your gym effort you need to acquire basic eating habits as well as to follow several principals:

SOME BASICS

First of all, you need to understand something about calories. All groceries have its nutrition values, nicely written in a table at the package.  It is the same in case of alcohol but the difference is it doesn’t include any nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates). It is like an empty calorie!

So, if you set your daily caloric intake (let’s say 2300kcal) and you already know you are about to drink that night, you can simply cut down other nutrients and prepare yourself for the party night! You need to create so called “caloric reserve”. This way you prevent exceeding of your caloric intake. But try to cut down only fats and carbohydrates! Let your proteins be as they are as they protect your muscles!

WARNING! Don’t think about stopping eating entirely, just so you could drink! Your body needs nutrients not only calories!

Food is countable and therefore also manageable. But let go of mathematics for a while. Alcohol is a poison for your organism and that is why (logically) your body fights it in order to protect its functioning. It influences mainly our senses, mentality and momentum. Let’s have a look how to protect yourself while drinking:

1. PRINCIPLE (PLUS SOLUTION)

Kebab, Pizza, Fries, Salty peanuts and chips and others... We all know this situation. After few shots, we have this sudden necessity to consume this junk food and it is extremely difficult to avoid it. If you want to drink you need to be strong here and resist it. Or at least try to choose something small. Tortilla chicken for example is not that big of a deal. After you finally arrive home, feeling a bit dizzy, forgot your fridge and pantry. Just go straight to bed!

2. PRINCIPLE (PLUS SOLUTION)

Be careful what you choose to drink! Try to avoid drinking of sweet liquors, cocktails, fruit wine and beer. All of them include terribly huge number of sugars. If you drink, focus on drinking clear shots. Vodka, gin, whisky and mix it only with lemon water or Light Coke. If you want to prevent putting on your weight and destroying your gym effort, avoid all additional calories!

3. PRINCIPLE (PLUS SOLUTION)

Hangover. It can switch you off for like 2 days… This could mess with your training regime. If you don’t work with your muscles they start to fade. After such difficult night, your performance can be worse than you are used to if you are, of course, even able to go to gym. You need to know when to stop in order to be able to operate regularly.

 4. PRINCIPLE (PLUS SOLUTION)

Alcohol dehydrates your body. It is the opposite to creatine. It pulls out water from your cells. And muscles cells that don’t have enough water are not able to regenerate and grow properly. 60% of human body is water. Therefore, it is extremely important to increase your water intake in a day and after a day of your alcohol drinking. The more the muscle cell is without a water the worse for the body shape as it shrinks and dries out. Also don’t forget to take vitamin B and C after you wake up. You may also drink some ISO drink or Joint Juice for electrolytes so that your body can be properly hydrated.

 5. PRINCIPLE (PLUS SOLUTION)

Production of testosterone. Many experts try to scare us with this. They usually present it in a way like: Alcohol decreases production of testosterone and the result is that it worsens your training performance while preventing your muscles to grow. Let’s have a look at it a bit closer. If you drink so much that you are further taken to hospital, your body lose about 20% of testosterone. But! It’s only temporary and it last 16 hours to let it go back to normal. So, after 16 hours after your last shot you are 100% ready to start training again. But after a night like this I recommend taking some rest. 

IF YOU DRINK, IT IS A BIT MORE DIFFICULT FOR MUSCLES TO GROW

What did I mean be all above mentioned? It is certainly more difficult for muscles to grow than for loss of weight when talking about alcohol drinking. Mainly because of dehydration. Sufficient water intake is important for nutrient absorption and transfer. You can have proper eating habits but your cells just can’t take necessary water only from that. Your cells are like “half-dead” in this case. Water is like fuel for them. If you want to grow your muscles just try to avoid alcohol weekends for a while. 

Hope I managed to explain “influence of alcohol to your gym performances” situation properly and also maybe helped you find a way to combine them in order to be effective in working-out. I certainly do not claim that alcohol is a prosperous to your body and encourage you to drink it… Just trying to advise you if you do so, see how it affect your body. Me personally I drink only once in 2-3 months and only wine. 

 

Go ahead and share this article with all your friends that work-out but also lead party lifestyle so they know how to combine it in order to be more effective. 

 

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