What Your Personal Trainer Wishes You Knew
I’ve had clients in the past who have totally overhauled their fitness regime in terms of healthy eating and regular exercise yet would complain they weren’t seeing any major changes. A massive contributor to this is your alcohol consumption. Any personal trainer will tell you regularly consuming alcohol is the best way to sabotage a healthy diet and regular exercise.
You might think enjoying a bevvy (or two, or three) with dinner to help you unwind after a busy day won’t do any harm, but I am sorry to say it will. Alcohol is basically empty calories and it’s those empty calories that are stopping you from reaching your weight loss goals. So if you need a little nudge to help you kick that nightly beverage read on…
You’re Drinking Empty Calories
A large glass of wine contains as many calories as a Cornetto ice cream! So you can imagine how a glass a night might affect weight loss. Any good personal trainer will encourage a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients, which alcohol has none of. Instead of wasting calories on a bottle of wine, fill up on a nutritious meal that would truly satisfy.
It’s Easy To Drink A lot
Alcohol is energy dense, making it easy to drink in large amounts. You might start with one glass but pretty soon you’ll be half a bottle in and all those squats you did with your personal trainer will be for nothing! Remember the more you drink, the more empty calories you consume.
It Leads To Bad Eating Habits
Alcohol can hinder a person’s ability to make good decisions. After drinking you’ll be a lot more likely to give into your cravings for naughty, high fat or sugary foods. For anyone committed to a healthy diet the last thing you want is alcohol getting in the way.
It Stops You From Exercising
You’re personal trainer is the last person you want to see after consuming a few bevvies the night before. That cloudy feeling you get the next day is a sign that your body felt the negative affects of alcohol. The best way to commit to your exercise routine is to wake up feeling fresh after a good nights sleep.
So for all those wanting to get fit in time for summer please know that simply improving your diet and exercise may not be enough. If you can’t cut alcohol out completely at least try and reduce your consumption to once a month.