Worried that the lockdown and self-isolation would lead to weight gain, poor mental health and unhealthy diet choices? Well, we’re sad to say that booze isn’t exactly helping your case… not one bit.
Why Alcohol Shouldn’t Be On Your Lockdown Diet
Because the lockdown greatly limits our food choices (as well as sudden grocery trips), a bit of weight gain might be inevitable during lockdown and that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the world. But if you’re such a person to want to lose weight while going through quarantine, there is one thing you have to do that shouldn’t really come off as surprise at all: drop alcohol.
Truth is no one should be getting a lecture as to how alcohol can be bad for your health as well as how it can stop you from shedding a few extra pounds. Unfortunately, if data from Google Trends is reliable, then people are most certainly doing the opposite and drinking more booze than ever.
But why lose alcohol?
This is because the best way to lose weight is not to exercise more, but to eat less. And alcohol is essentially one giant glass of pure carbohydrate, which is something that you just want a moderate enough of if you want to lose weight. As such, drinking alcohol adds nothing to your diet and alcohol calories are just empty ones. Of course, carbs are one of the three macronutrients that your body needs to function, it’s just that ones you get from alcohol is empty.
So how do you drink less alcohol?
Well, for one thing, you can do so by being mindful of what you put in your body, especially if you’re still trying to follow a diet while under the quarantine. Ask yourself questions before pouring yourself a drink and think whether you really need it or you are just bored. Chances are, it’s the latter.
In any case, opt for a simple glass of water because you will feel full sooner, making you less likely to even drink alcohol in the first place. In any case, stay healthy!