Low Carb Alcoholic Drinks And Weight Loss
Let’s face it, we all like to have a drink once in a while but if you’re trying to lose weight then your best bet is to find any type of low carb alcoholic drink. Many people don’t understand when first starting out that they need tend to take in too many calories from liquids which are just killing their chances of success, especially in the form of alcohol. Alcohol can be a killer to your waistline if you are not careful. But in this article what I’m going to talk about is the different types of low carb alcoholic drinks that you can have if you decide to drink that will have a minimal impact on your waist line no matter what.
However, one thing that I need to point with regards to drinking is that most of the time, the problem is not the alcohol per se, but it’s all the garbage that people eat after they drink or during their drinking tirades. And of course the food is never good or healthy. It’s usually high in fat, carbs, and white flour. You can probably add in some protein since the majority of the food that we tend to eat when drunk is diner food.
Now let’s first talk about which alcoholic drinks to try and completely avoid when you’re trying to lose belly fat. The first drink on our list is beer. I’ll be honest; I love beer, especially good beer from independent small breweries throughout the United States.
I also really enjoy dark beers from overseas like Spaten and Stella Artois. Sadly though, usually these types of beers have the most amounts of calories per serving. It sucks because the best tasting foods and the best tasting drinks are always the worst for you. Imagine if it was the other way around? That would be awesome and we’d all be walking around with bodies like the Greek Gods.
Anyways the other bad thing about beer and especially dark beers is the amount of carbohydrates in them. The combination of carbs and alcohol is just not a good thing when it comes to losing weight. When you drink alcohol, your body sees it as an invader, a poison that it must get rid of. Because of this, all digestion stops and your body’s primary focus is to break down the alcohol and get rid of it.
This is one of the reasons why you beer is really bad because of the high calorie content and carb content. Regular alcohol by itself is around 7 calories a gram. But it also has a 20% thermic effect meaning that it’s really hard for your body to break it down therefore it must burn a good amount of calories to do so. Also it’s not that easily converted into actual fat because of the metabolic pathway that it must travel as compared to let’s say carbohydrates which is very easy for your body to turn into body fat.
You also should dry and stay away from any sweet wines. These of course contain a lot more sugar than dry wines so again that adds to the calorie content of these beverages, another knock against your waistline.
But if you are going to drink, the best types to stick to are any clear sprits such as vodka and gin. They contain the least amount of calories per serving and barely any carbohydrates. Again the problem with people when they have these drinks is the stuff they okinawa flat belly tonic mix with them, which is usually some sugary type of juice or mixture, which just adds to the total calories and cause an insulin spike inside of your body.
The best mixture to use is anything that is low carb or no sugar. For example, tonic some people might think is okay, but look on the back of the label and it’s 20+ grams of carbs per serving. Try and find low carb tonic for your gin. You can also use any type of club soda for your vodka mixture and it can be the flavored variety like mandarin or berry. Those types of club soda contain no carbs whatsoever. My personal favorites though are vodka with sugar free red bulls or vodka with sugar free or cranberry light. Cranberry light only has a few calories per serving, the same as sugar free red bull. So you can have your favorite drinks still without the added calories.
As you can see, you do have to be careful with which types of alcoholic drinks you consume if you’re trying to lose weight or even just maintain weight. The best types of low carb alcoholic drinks in the end is anything that is on the rocks or made with low carb or non sugar mixtures such as sugar free red bulls, club soda, or light juices.