Minimising The Effects Of Alcohol – The How To Guide
Before we get started you obviously know how detrimental alcohol can be on your body if it’s abused.
It’s a toxin which causes stress and complicates some of your necessary bodily functions.
Furthermore, it sometimes means that the 10 you take home, in fact, turns into a 2 and you have to deal with these moments of awkwardness until their uBer arrives and they go on their merry way.
.. this may or may not have happened to me a couple of times but this a topic for another blog.
What I intend on doing today is educating you on how alcohol affects your body..
But MORE IMPORTANTLY, how to minimise the effects that a big night has on your body so you don’t end up like this girl who is having a really bad time.
I’ve seen this happen before.
Well maybe not 5kg’s but I have seen SERIOUS changes in body composition after a massive week on the drink.
Watch the video to below to learn all about alcohol in less than 4 minutes.
I promise that it’s going to be well worth your time.
So firstly… what is alcohol and how does it become toxic.
When you drink alcohol, it is absorbed into your stomach and intestines.
If this absorption period is done too quickly some of the drinks you just consumed may end up on the concrete in front of you or on the shoe of an unsuspecting bystander.
It then passes through your liver on its way to the blood.
When it’s in your blood, it keeps passing through your liver and during every passing your liver breaks down some of the alcohol into acetate.
This not so wonderful compound acetate is what makes alcohol toxic.
When acetate enters your blood, it inhibits fat burning throughout the body, not just in your liver.
As a result, most of the food you’ve eaten that day that are rich in fatty acids are stored.
The acetate is very hard to convert into fat itself and your liver is too busy breaking down the toxic acetate to contribute to the creation of new fat known as de novo lipogenesis
If it’s any constellation your liver stores less than 5% of alcohol as fat.
Plus, alcohol itself has no fats and very few carbs if you don’t drink super sweet premix drinks even though they are delightfully tasty… Yes, I’m guilty of having a UDL or 10.
But this means that with a little bit of The Body Consultants magic we can avoid the fat storing effect of alcohol by minimizing the amount of fatty acids in circulation.
Yes, old’ friend. That’s exactly what I’m saying.
We do this by altering the diet on days that we know we’re going to be consuming alcohol.
As I said in the video aim for a high protein, low carb, and NO fat on days you’re going to have a big one.
This is going to mean that less fat is going to be stored from your big night out and you can enjoy the night without having your physique suffer from it for days on in.
With your choices aim for dry whites or spirits.
No that does not mean drink Grey Goose from the bottle like your Nicki Minaj.
Mix your spirits with a diet soda like coke zero.
Just make sure that you don’t have too many drinks or you too will turn into a 0… out of 10 😉
Like anything in life enjoy in moderation
So there you have it, how you can have a drink and not spiral into a fat storing somewhat disabled hung over mess.
Jack ‘In your corner for the weekend’ Zuvelek
PS – Want to finally get on track with changing your body composition?
Of course you do.
Register for your free transformation consultation with one of our coaches by clicking here.