Is Alcohol Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Diet?

Everyone you know will tell you that they know the best way to lose weight. But, nobody will tell you that an important aspect for losing weight is the amount an dfrequency of alcohol you drink. 

The reason is that their opinion is often based on what they may have done themselves or something they may have heard on a TV or radio show, or just read in a magazine! Just because it sounds like a good idea, does not mean it is a good idea for you.

The best kind of diet program is one that helps you not only lose weight but keeps your weight down.

Remember, you do not have to keep losing weight forever.Once you achieve your weight loss goal, and if you have done it right, you will find that it can be a lot easier to continue with your new habits.

This new weight of yours is your new normal weight and your new healthy way of eating and living can be your new lifestyle for feeling better, healthier and more energetic.
As part of your new lifestyle, if you are looking for things to change, a change that will help lose weight and keep it off, then of the best places to start is the bar.
Just a Few Every Evening!

Yes, go out and socialize, but mind your alcohol.

Why, because some alcoholic drinks have quite a bit of carbs in them. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks all have calories in them from carbohydrates.

Also, part of your food is largely metabolized by enzymes from the liver. And the liver, as you all probably know, also metabolizes the alcohol you drink.
The problem is that the liver can become very busy metabolizing alcohol, and as a result does not do as good a job of metabolizing your food intake.

So, if you drink regularly and/or more than your fair share, your liver is more than likely to be working harder to take care of the alcohol in your system.

Unfortunately, it is no longer doing a good job of taking care of your excess food intake. This leads to, you guessed it, weight gain and often the belly fat or spare tire that you and every one can see and feel!

The Solution

There are many ways to overcome this no win situation.

If you're going to go out with friends, try drinking a little club soda or some fruit juice. This will allow your liver to do its magic and help metabolize your food intake better, plus you will be consuming fewer calories from alcohol.
Another solution to lose weight is to eat. Yes, eat. It may sound contradictory, but you can eat well, if you know what you are doing, and still lose a few pounds. How?
Focus on Low Glycemic Index Foods
Low GI foods are foods that do not result in high blood sugar level spikes and the resulting production of insulin.

While there is well-documented science behind it (and it's affect on weight), the simple thing to know is that there are tasty, delicious and nutritious foods that do not shoot up your blood sugar.

In fact, these foods are slowly digested. Which also keeps your blood sugar from rising quickly. One of the benefits of this is that you do not get the hunger pangs as strongly as you would otherwise. This means that you are not tempted to binge eat or stuff yourself with after hour or in between snacks that are usually high calorie.

The low glycemic index diet is a sound way to healthy way of eating and one of the best ways to losing weight and keeping it off.

It does not take much to read and learn about the glycemic index concept, and once you do, you will finally be able to stop failing diets and lose weight once and for all.

So, start by cutting back or skipping the alcohol at home or when you go out; learn a bit about the low glycemic index foods that you should eat more of, and you are well on your way to keeping those pounds from coming back. 

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