Alcoholic drinks you should have and avoid during a fitness regime

alcoholic drink fitness regime

Getting fit – and staying fit – requires a very particular lifestyle.

Fitness enthusiasts need to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly to really reap the benefits of a healthy regime, but, putting it into practise can be difficult.

Temptation is never far away, whether it’s in the form of a takeaway or the possibility of a few drinks with friends.

Just as hitting the gym hard is important if you want to look and feel great, so too is relaxing and having the odd treat every now and then, which could mean enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two.

Everything in moderation is a mantra to be mindful – and here, courtesy of Predator Nutrition, is a guide to which drinks you should have and which to avoid.

Drink

  • Wine
  • Any spirit providing the mixer that accompanies it is sugar free

Don’t drink

  • Beer
  • Some cocktails, like strawberry daiquiris and piña coladas

The inclusion of beer in the ‘don’t drink’ list may seem unfair, but not when you consider that the average pint of lager contains around 250 calories. Wine, in comparison, has roughly half the amount of calories per glass.

While this list is just intended to be a guide to the type of the drinks fitness fanatics should be drinking and avoiding, it’s worth going back to an earlier point that everything in moderation is a pretty good ethos to adopt.

And, don’t forget, drink responsibly no matter what your particular tipple is.
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Muscles

I’m determined to really lose them stubborn fats so I’ve been building up muscles….I learned that the best way to do that is to consume the right amount of protein especially after a workout. Consuming protein after a strength training workout is critical to muscle recovery and hydration and would help build muscle fast.

I also read that because the body is in a state where it metabolizes the food digested quickly, protein rich foods are best digested at this time. My choices would be tuna and egg sans the yolk…and lots of water of course. Experts suggest whey protein, a mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production; which can easily be purchased at the gym, I’ve yet to try that. A whey protein shake will be digested by your body much quicker than a whole food because it will be a liquid. And, not to mention, whey protein is the fastest digesting protein there is. This is what makes whey protein pretty much the official choice of most people as their post workout meal protein source. I however, prefer tuna most of the time. Here’s a tuna dish I really enjoy.

So let’s see in some weeks where this would take me. I’m glad that I don’t need diet pills to actually lose some weight…I’ve yet to look at the fit yummy mummy menu to add a bit more healthy food into my diet. Tata!