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Cheers to the Weekend and Day #5: The 21-Day Reset challenge with Coach❤️Theah


Cheers to the weekend! If you are like me, I enjoy relaxing on the weekend and enjoying some bubbly.


🥂🍷🍺🍹So... let's talk Alcohol


Consuming alcohol has the potential to increase the risk of liver disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and pancreatitis, while also adversely affecting mental health and contributing to weight-related issues.

  

Weight

Alcohol is high in calories – 7 calories per gram. All alcoholic beverages contain some sugar. Calories from alcohol are 'empty calories', they have no nutritional value.

Your body isn’t designed to store alcohol, so it tries to expel it as quickly as possible. As your body prioritizes burning calories from alcohol first, the drinking of alcohol stops the normal fat-burning process in your body. It also gets in the way of other processes, including the absorption of nutrients in food and the production of insulin.


Drinking alcohol is also more likely to make you crave "snacky" type foods, junk food or what I like to call "unsupportive" foods that result in weight gain, bloating, and inflammation. It can also slows down the amount of energy you’re able to burn through exercise.


Let's talk about how Alcohol is burned 🍸 "Oxidative Priority"


“Say What?” LOL… it is simple.. this is the ORDER that your body USES food you eat in order or it stores it as fat.....


#1 is Alcohol - Why? Your body considers this poisonous item, and it can’t be stored. So, your body works hard to use it first.

#2 Protein - Most of us do not overeat protein. Protein is the the most challenging macronutrient for our bodies to convert into energy, so it is a poor energy source for everyday use. Your appetite for high-protein foods also shuts down once you’ve had enough. Protein is to rebuild our muscles, keep us full and it doesn’t get stored as fat (therefore, if you overeat it, it won’t get stored as fat)

#3 Carbohydrates - While your body likes to maintain some glucose (carbs/sugar) in your bloodstream, you won’t burn the FAT in your blood if you have too much glucose (carbs) floating around. A little dietary carbohydrate can quickly raise your blood sugar levels because you can only store about 5 g of glucose in your blood (about a teaspoon’s worth). This is why athletes burn out because our bodies can’t store enough to get through a marathon run.

#4 Fats - Unfortunately, because your body loves to store it, your body fat is last in line to be used. That is why a low carbohydrate diet works best to lose weight because your body can adapt and burn fat for fuel. This is critical for endurance athletes for long term energy… one you teach your body to burn fat, you have a lot more stored for your body to optimize and utilize that fuel for energy.


❤️Fat is used when you are fasting when you are fat adapted

❤️High protein, low fat, low carb days can help you jump start weight loss and get back on track


Coach❤️Theah Tips ~ If you are going to be drinking here are some tips

🥂Limit drinking and eating at the same time

🍸Eat earlier in the day or late afternoon if you know you are going to be drinking in the evening or opt for a meal at home and then an appetizer while having cocktails at a social event

🍷Have a glass before & after the meal, not during

🍸Wait until after your meal to have a glass of wine or cocktail opt for consuming water with your meal (soda water, sparkling water with lemon or lime)

🍸opt for lower carb drinks, wine, champagne, seltzer, spirits with Sparkling water, seltzer, and club soda (no sugar), dirty martini



Coach❤️Theah Tips ~ If you are going to eat and drink during the same eating window:


❤️opt for lean protein – this can’t get stored as fat

             ❤️ Shift to water or sparkling water while eating

❤️leave the starchy carbs (potatoes, rice and corn)

❤️skip desert or opt for a cheese plate or fresh berries

❤️Drink water between drinks (sparkling, club soda, with lemon or lime)


❤️Following morning, hydrate with water, electrolytes, take a walk and skip breakfast (that puts you back into fat burning and your off again), your first meal should be protein and healthy fats, skip carbohydrates to help transition back to fat burning 🔥


Cheers Coach❤️Theah


Today's Actions:

✅Reflect on this week - what went well, what do you want to work on next week

✅Get some 🏃‍♀️exercise & 🌞sunshine

✅Choose Supportive Foods & practice Mindful Eating

✅Drink your water

✅Plan for your weekend

Maybe make a menu for Superbowl Sunday and plan to cook at home or take healthy dish to a Superbowl party. Cooking at home with a loved one can make great memories

Get some extra exercise with the extra weekend time



Disclaimer: This is not designed for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of diseases, and it should not be considered a substitute for seeking medical treatment or professional guidance. Before initiating any nutrition or physical activity program, it is essential to consult with your physician. The reader assumes sole responsibility for using this program, and the author bears no responsibility or liability for any harm or injury that may arise from the application of the information provided.


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