For most people, the warm sunny patio weather is coming close to an end. This summer the weather was incredible, and patio’s everywhere were full. It was hard to resist! Sitting out at restaurant patio, or even at home or with friends, nice glass of wine or two, or a cold beer. Oh yeah, and all the snacks to go along with the drinks. So now it’s time to get back to the gym and step up your game, and clean up that diet. In the next day or so we will post some basic guidelines to help you set up that meal plan.
Just to point something here, is the calories that are in alcohol. Surprising how easy it is take in a days worth of calories in a few drinks, never mind the snacks that go along with the drinks. Have a look at the chart, and add up what you have in an afternoon on a patio, or an evening out or at home. Alcohol is also dehydrating, so remember to drink plenty of water when you drink alcohol. A good way to make that easy, is to have a few glasses before you go out, some while you are out, and when you get home, have a few more before going to bed. At least you will reduce the risk of being dehydrated. Now, let’s get back in shape before the holidays!
Calories in wine will depend on both sweetness and alcohol levels. Beer as well. Liquor was based on 80 proof.
If you have 4 glasses of wine on a Saturday night, that would be an extra 600 calories added to your diet. 4 – 6 oz glasses, equals 1 bottle of wine. 4 average beers would also be 600 calories. So you can see, if you only have 1 once and a while, it will unlikely affect your physique, however several glasses or bottles, will, in particular if you have some more often.
Next we will help you to learn to set up your own meal plan, based on your goals!