Is alcohol slowing down your progress towards your goals?
The answer is YES and here’s what you need to know.
Increased alcohol intake will:
- Slow muscle recovery
- Impair muscle growth
- Dehydrates your body
It’s time we talk about managing alcohol intake!
The American Heart Association recommends no more than two alcoholic beverages per day for men and no more than one alcohol beverage per day for females.
Here are 4 Tips to Managing Alcohol Consumption:
- Do An Assessment.
How much alcohol are you consuming on a daily and weekly basis? Why are you consuming it? Is it in a social setting?
- Find another outlet to manage your stress.
This might include exercise, journaling, yoga or breathing exercises!
- Alternate water with alcohol and cut yourself off.
While we recommend limiting your alcohol consumption, if you are going to consume more than one beverage per night, we recommend alternating with water.
- Be mindful of what you are mixing it with.
Not only does alcohol contain 7 calories per gram, the mixers also contain calories. What are you mixing with your alcohol? Try mixing with water or soda water to void excess sugar or artificial sweeteners.
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