March 29, 2010
Do you have alcoholic drink ideas or recipes that you recommend for people who are trying to focus on fat loss or health? I'd love to see what your ideas are. Leave them at the bottom of this post!
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you care about your body, and you try to eat healthy and exercise consistently.
But occasionally, there comes a time when you may want to cut loose – and for some people, that may involve the consumption of alcohol. Obviously, you can't be cutting loose all the time, but every once in a while, many of us are going to find ourselves in a situation where alcohol consumption is occurring and we are expected or desire to take part.
This post is not meant to teach you how alcohol could deplete your body’s powerful testosterone hormones, amplify damaging cortisol hormone levels, stress your sensitive organs, cause fat storage, slow the metabolism, barrage your body with free radicals or cause a host of other issues. You can find that information elsewhere.
This post is simply going to give you a few simple drink recipes you can make yourself or order at a bar when you’re drinking, and you don’t want to do a lot of damage to your body, gain weight or destroy your fitness. If you are going to enjoy the drinks below, and you are drinking to “party” or to “feel your alcohol”, then I would highly recommend that you eat minimally prior to consumption, so that it takes fewer drinks for you to have fun. Finally, I’ve only chosen options that a bartender at a restaurant, bar or club can easily mix for you with no special ingredients.
Drink 1: “Absolutely Skinny”
-One to two shots of Absolut Berry or Vanilla Vodka (or other equivalent vodka)
-Small splash of cranberry or pomegranate juice
Mix in soda water (NOT tonic water), on ice and serve with lemon or lime wedge.
Drink 2: “Lean Spritzer”
Mix equal parts rose or blush wine with club soda on ice and serve with lemon or lime wedge.
Drink 3: “Muddled Muscle”
Muddle a handful of lime or lemon wedges in ice with club soda and plain vodka. Add splash of cranberry if desired.
Remember that your inhibitions tend to disappear when you’re drinking, so stay away from any snack or nut mixes if they’re around, and try to follow up any episode of partying with a healthy fat or protein, such as an avocado with a bit of seasoning salt or a small handful of almonds, which will help stabilize the alcohol-induced drop in fat-burning growth hormone levels while you're sleeping. If you can remember, have those type of fat and protein based foods available prior to drinking, so you can remember to consume them when you’re done, rather than grabbing pizza, popcorn, chocolate, or any other typical post-libation snack.
Do you have alcoholic drink ideas or recipes that you recommend for people who are trying to focus on fat loss or health? Leave them here!
10 thoughts on “Three Semi-Healthy Drinks to Have If You’re Partying and Want To Do As Little Damage As Possible to Your Body.”
Ben do you freaking drink red wine? Yea or no!
I’m about to get f’d up. My trick is Vitamin B1 by itself, glutathione, cysteine, activated charcoal, bitter melon extract and coconut water.
Which form of b1? I’ve heard sulbutiamine is the one that works especially well given it crossed the blood brain barrier
Ok I love this post. I care for my body and my health but some days “I just need a drink” I actually drink the Absolutley skinny already, I can vouch it’s a light refreshing drink. Here’s another little tip:
The main things I believe, are to realize that alcohol is a diuretic and puts you in a dehydrated state. It causes your body to flush out vitamins and electrolytes so for that reason repleting with Electrolyte sports drinks and fruit juices are a great idea. Even drinking your alcohol beverage with a fruit juice can reduce the chance of hangover’s. Start your night with a multi vitamin and some extra Vitamin C, just a little preventative tip.
Keep up the good work BEN!!
LOL, that’s calorie free, right?
What about any Gin combo? Gin/Soda?
gin and soda would be ok, but doesn’t tend to burn quite as “headache free”…
not typically a top drink choice for bars and clubs, but also a good selection…