Why You Should Quit Alcohol NOW: Personal Trainer Sam Wood Reveals EXACTLY How Much Weight Can Be Lost By Dumping Booze – And The Benefits Start Immediately
- Personal trainer Sam Wood revealed the benefits of throwing away alcohol for good
- The Australian coach said people often blame alcohol for not losing weight
- Sam said reducing your drink intake by 500 calories per day will lose 0.5 kg per week
- One of his clients, Amy, managed to lose 20 kg by wasting drink and eating well
- Previously, nutritionist Lee Holmes shared the benefits of quitting alcohol
Personal trainer Sam Wood has revealed the benefits of cutting alcohol from your diet and exactly how much weight you can lose by getting off the booze for good.
The Australian fitness coach said he often asks clients to watch their alcohol consumption if they exercise and eat well, but don’t lose much weight.
This is because your body burns your fat stores to get the energy it needs on a daily basis, but alcohol provides a faster energy source for your body than fat.
This can make weight loss planning difficult if you are someone who likes a drink regularly.
Personal trainer Sam Wood (pictured) has revealed the benefits of cutting alcohol from your diet, and just how much weight can be lost by getting rid of booze for good
Sam illustrated the power of giving up alcohol to lose weight with one of his clients, Amy, who lost 20 kg by letting go of her drinking habit (photo before and after)
“A lot of people lose quite a bit of weight once they quit alcohol and start living a healthier lifestyle,” Sam wrote on his website.
For example, if you are someone who has a few glasses of wine with dinner, or up to 14 glasses a week, you can save yourself almost an entire day on food:
“A glass of Pinot Grigio contains 120 calories, so that’s 1,680 extra calories you consume per week,” said Sam.
“Reducing the calorie intake of your drink by about 500 calories per day can result in 0.5kg of weight loss per week.”
‘Reducing the calorie intake of your drink by about 500 calories per day can result in 0.5kg of weight loss per week,’ said Sam (stock image)
Sam illustrated the power of giving up alcohol to lose weight with one of his clients, Amy.
Amy managed to shed an impressive 20kg by letting go of her drinking habit.
“I’ve given up alcohol, not for my body … but for my mental health. No excuses, just hard work and dedication every day, ”said Amy.
She is now much more confident in her body in swimwear on the beach.
Sam (pictured) said the benefits of quitting drinking don’t stop with weight loss either; you can count on a better night’s sleep, better skin and more energy throughout the day
Sam said the benefits of quitting drinking don’t stop with weight loss either.
You can expect better and better quality sleep, more energy during the day and a much lower risk of liver damage.
“Excess alcohol can suppress your immune system and lead to inflammation in the body,” said Sam.
This means that your body finds it more difficult to fight off seasonal illnesses such as the common cold and the flu.
The PT said throwing out alcohol also means better mood and clearer skin.
“Most types of alcohol contain salt and sugar, two ingredients that lead to bloating and inflammation,” explains nutritionist Lee Holmes (pictured).
Seven tricks for ‘smarter drinking’
1. Spread out your drinks – ‘Sip and taste the taste! You will end up drinking less and enjoying it more. ‘
2. Three is enough – “Follow the three-limit rule and stop after your third drink.”
3. Set goals before heading out – ‘Plan your alcohol consumption in advance. That way, you’re more likely to stick to what you’re up to. ‘
4. Set clear boundaries – ‘Tell your friends that you are watching your alcohol consumption and don’t feel obliged to continue drinking with them if you want to drink consciously. Mindful drinking is about drinking while you think! ‘
5. Think about tomorrow – ‘Remember everything you want to do the next day and what things a hangover would stop you from doing. This will help you stay on track when you know you need to do things. ‘
6. Sharing is caring – “Share a bottle with friends – you don’t have to wipe an entire bottle off yourself!”
7. Remember your strength – ‘You don’t have to drink if you don’t want to. You always have a choice.
Source: Lee Holmes
Previously, nutritionists shared the ways quitting alcohol for 31 days can improve your health – and the most important change that starts just an hour after abstinence.
Experts say throwing the drink away for just one month can change your health, provided the long-term temporary abstinence leads to a more moderate and mindful approach to drinking.
“Over a 31-day period, abstaining from alcohol can help you maintain a healthy weight, taking into account the foods you eat and your general lifestyle during that period,” explains nutrition author Lee Holmes.
Most types of alcohol contain salt and sugar, two ingredients that lead to bloating and inflammation.
“Giving up 31 days certainly won’t hurt you – it’s good to give your body and intestines a break.”
Revealed: Long-Term Effects of Regular Heavy Drinking
Brain: Drinking too much can affect your concentration, judgment, mood and memory. It increases your risk of stroke and developing dementia.
Heart: Drinking excessively increases your blood pressure and can lead to heart damage and heart attacks.
Liver: Drinking three to four standard drinks a day increases the risk of liver cancer. If you drink heavily for a long time, you also run an increased risk of liver cirrhosis (scarring) and death.
Stomach: Drinking even one to two standard drinks per day increases the risk of stomach and colon cancer and ulcers.
Fertility: Regular heavy drinking decreases testosterone levels, sperm count and fertility in men. For women, drinking too much can affect their periods.
Source: Health Direct