We all know how hard it is to resist temptation later on in the evening when you’re friends have handed off a few drinks your way and you’re batting them away as best you can. (Or in most cases not at all).
What if you’re a social bee and regularly out, whether that be with friends or entertaining clients?
Here’s my 3 rule policy to ensure you make continued progress, stay on track, and still enjoy yourself.
Pick either Starter, Dessert, OR Alcohol.
We’re all adults here, right? So let’s behave like one. Even if you are having a night off without the kids you also have goals to achieve and one of them is getting in shape.
So limit yourself to one of the following:
• Starter • Dessert • Alcohol
Goes some way in limiting calories and the damage that combining food and alcohol does on a regular basis. Starters and desserts are generally carb-based and when you combine that with alcohol it’s not the friendliest on fat storage.
Carbs are oxidised first in the body above protein and fats but when you add alcohol to the equation your body attempts to metabolise that first therefore carb, protein, and fat oxidation is suppressed.
Drink Spirits And Low Cal Mixers
Spirits get you drunk quicker which is great when you’re looking to cut back on the amount you’re drinking. Mix that with diet mixers and soda and you’ve saved yourself a couple of hundred calories and also a late taxi back.
Vodka, whiskey, and gins are all smarter options than beer, wine, or champagne.
Prep Your Next Meal
Ever stood in line at a Kebab shop questioning your life choices after a night out? Just us?
Plan, make, and store your next meal for when the night is over so you can get back into the groove of things. Doing this means you’re not relying on willpower to stay away from the takeaways after a few drinks when you’re notoriously easy to convince.
Keep it high in protein, double the vegetables and as usual, keep it in line with your normal eating habits.
It’ll flip the switch and put you back on track.
What do you think? Next time you’re heading out, what one are you going to work on? Can you manage all three?