🍺🎅🏽Tip 3: Alcohol and Training 🍺🎅🏽
Alcohol and training have different effects on the body. Drinking alcohol often decreases an individuals ability to achieve their fitness goal. ———————————————————————————
1. Weight loss Goals:
Alcohol contains empty calories, these are calories that contain no nutritional value. Alcohol also slows down protein synthesis, this will slow down muscle building and recovery.
2. Dehydration and Fatigue.
During training we sweat and this leads to dehydration. By drinking alcohol it also dehydrated our bodies. As a result we can feel exhausted or tired. Dehydration makes hangovers worse and can stop us getting to the gym for a couple of days after drinking.
3. Soreness and Muscle Repair.
When we train we are tearing our muscles so that they can repair bigger and stronger. As I mentioned earlier, protein synthesis slows down and will then slow down recovery. ———————————————————————————
Some drinks we recommend to have over the Christmas period would be, ✅ Red wine, light beers, Vodka, Gin.
Here are some drinks we would advise to stay away from, ❌ Cocktails, spirt and red bull, Jack Daniels. ——————————————————————————— We know that Christmas is a time when people meet up and socialise a lot. It is also a time to enjoy ourselves, so if you have plans to go out make sure to drink plenty of water before and after to help limit the damage done.