do you drink alcohol and still lose weight?

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Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 02:32
My buddies asked me to go for a beer tonight and I said maybe because my mind has alarm bells going off just thinking of all the calories.

I never drink alcohol so this is literally a one off, but I feel so bad. I have one cheat day per week and I had that yesterday ( KFC )

Should I go or should I pass it by?

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Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 03:45
How about going out and drinking diet soda? If you never drink anyway, why do it now? I LOVE my beer but its a HUGE waste of calories. Offer to be the 'designated driver' lol

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Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 06:38
Hmm... I don't drink much either, but I will have a light beer once in a while... as long as it's a Sam Adams! (less than 150 calories per 12oz bottle!) So I can have one without feeling tooooo guilty...

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Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 06:42
1 beer wouldn't kill you, depends on what you did the rest of the week. As Champers suggested, opt for something with less calories even a light beer (although I'm not a fan of diet soda). But I do drink while trying to lose weight. I limit it to 1 or 2 times a week and even then it's a couple glasses of wine or a gin/club soda (tonic has sugar). It must be my age because drinking too close to bed or drinking any more than that and I can't sleep that night. Smile

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Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 06:58
i drink vodka and soda with a twist of lime. But if you're on Atkins and in induction,then it's not good to have alcohol in any form, Alcohol can slow down the metabolism and cause a stall in your weight loss. If you're willing to accept that, then go ahead and have some fun.
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Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 11:57
Make room for the brews in your calorie plan for the day. If you got room for it, then why not? Less calories in than out equals weight loss. Enjoy the evening. Smile
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Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 12:47
Alcohol, is my downfall.... Can you stop at one? If you can... Go for it. Although it depends if you enjoy it... If you don't - why waste the calories, just have diet tonic with a slice of lemon. If you do... Have one, and then have diet 'whatever' coke, tonic with a slice. If it is beer.... Have shandy (with diet lemonade), then diet coke. Life is for living Smile
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Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 12:58
Or alternate beer and diet soda which would at least halve your calories.

As you said it's a one off. If you weigh yourself daily it may affect you for s few days after due to dehydration and your water balance.

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Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 09:06
I wouldn't let the calorie intake bother you as it's only for one day.
Losing weight is a life change (healthy) and shouldn't be focused solely on calories.
The thing folk over look is the chemical / toxins which are in alcohol. But if I had to choose between alcohol & aspartame I'd choose beer every time.
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Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 09:13
If you don't normally drink then maybe have a diet coke or lemonade. But if you want to drink then do so. It's only a one off so enjoy yourself and get back on track the day after

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