One of the biggest issues I see holding people back the most is drinking far too much or too often. Yeah I know, you’re tired, stressed, don’t want to look lame in front of your friends, etc. etc. But if at the same time you’re truly that frustrated with your lack of progress, then it’s time you take a good hard look at what’s more important. Your nightly glass(es) of wine, or the results you say you want so badly?Not only is alcohol nothing but empty calories that do nothing for satiety, it’s a poison your body wants to get rid of ASAP. To do so, it shuts down digestion of other macros, like fat and carbs, making them easier to be stored as fat. And let’s be honest, how many times has your drinking happened along side eating high calorie foods like pizza, chips, sweets?
Alcohol increases appetite and cravings, while at the same time lowering inhibitions around food. So not only will you want to indulge more, you’ll be more likely to do so because you’re decision making isn’t as good as it would be had you not been a little tipsy.