We all know that most alcoholic drinks are empty calories that cause weight gain but everyone needs a drink at some point.
There are always bad days, people, colleges and bosses that make many of us look forward to a stress relieving drink at the end of a day.
Apart from the stress relieving drink, it is so difficult to turn down a drink at a social or networking event.
So, here are all the options that will help you enjoy your next drink and not worry about the weight gain.
Red Wine for Weight Loss
Red wine is by far the best choice of alcoholic drink for weight loss and this has been proven by a study at Washington State University.
Red wine gets its health and weight loss properties from the high antioxidant levels found in red grapes. These antioxidants have been found to increase the genes that promote fat breakdown and also convert your bad white fat cells into the good beige fat cells. Beige fats cells literally burn fat to regulate our body temperature.
Pinot noir has been shown to have the highest levels of anti oxidants. These antioxidants are found in highest concentrations in the grape skin and this is why white wines lack many of the same health benefits.
Most of the benefits of red wine are seen with moderate consumption which is around one glass a day.
Tequila for Weight Loss
If you have to do shots, make sure its tequila. Tequila is made from the agave plant and researchers
have found that it slows down the emptying of your stomach and lowers your glucose levels, both great properties that can help you lose weight by preventing hunger and cravings.
Vodka for Weight Loss
Vodka should be your first choice from the spirits as it contains the least number of calories compared to the other spirits. The low content ratio of calories to alcohol of vodka will allow you to have more drinks or get drunker on less calories.
The key is to have vodka straight up as a shot or drink it with zero calorie options such as soda or water.
Use these tips below to help you get the most out of your drinks and still lose weight:
Get Drunk on Less
Cinnamon, lemon and grapefruit are known to inhibit the enzymes that breakdown alcohol. This means any alcohol will remain active for longer.
Adding them to your drinks will increase the potency and help you get drunk on less
which means less calories. Check out the cocktail recipes with cinnamon, lemon and grapefruit below.
Raspberry Ketone Drops
Add a few drops of raspberry ketones
to any drink. It gives the drink an appetising raspberry smell and taste, and you get the weight loss benefits of the raspberry ketones.
Raspberry ketones are known to increase fat breakdown and also increase adiponectin levels which speeds up your metabolism.You could also add in some fresh raspberries but the ketone levels are low compared to the drops.
is a medicinal form of charcoal that can be found in any pharmacy. It is a great detoxifying agent that holds onto most toxins in the gut preventing them from being absorbed into the body.
It is used in drug overdose and poising cases to prevent further absorption of the harmful substances. Activated charcoal is used because it has many tiny holes on its surface that suck up and hold onto anything around it.
Taking activated charcoal tablets before you start drinking or with a drink is a great way of decreasing the absorption of alcohol from your gut into your body. This will decrease the total amount of calories absorbed making the drink a little more weight friendly.
How to Lose Weight while Drinking Beers
There are times when nothing would be better than a cold beer. We can lessen the weight gaining effects of these drinks using white bean extract.
White bean extract
is a carbohydrate blocker and prevents carbohydrates from being broken down and absorbed in your body. Some of these carb-blockers can block up to 50%
of the enzymes that breakdown carbohydrates.
You can also take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar can decrease the weight gaining effects of carbohydrates by up to 34%
2 Weight Loss Cocktail Recipes
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