Christmas, New Year and countless birthdays throughout the year could mean two things. One, you have been enjoying partying in various locations and two, you are wondering where your extra weight has come from. Needless to say, there is a strong link to gaining weight from alcohol consumption.
You may feel that your dancing efforts, or travelling to and from the party may be enough to shed the consumed calories, but it’s unlikely. The NHS highlight that, one glass of wine can contribute the same number of calories as a slice of cake. They add that the average British person will obtain approximately 2,000 calories per month solely from alcohol intake. This equates to 24,000 calories per year which is the same as around 120 donuts.
Shockingly Tokushima University researched the effects of beer on muscles and found unusual results. They found that beer can actually prevent the deterioration of muscle tissue. You may think this then allows you to drink as much as you like, however the study also shows the amount you would need for beer to utilise its muscle benefits would be enough to kill you many times over. The negatives on your weight and health of drinking beer is far stronger and therefore the only advise to prevent gaining too much weight during your parties would be to not drink at all.
Furthermore, drinking paired with snacking, heavy meals and next day binge eating, the amount of weight you can gain simply from going on a night out could be more than you first thought. Instead of trying to recover your hangover with unhealthy foods, why not try drinking plenty of water, fresh juices and eating better. Some may even find that a next day gym session or swim (although not advised if alcohol is still in your system) can help freshen your day and feel better. Whether you choose to exercise the day after or to have a gap of relaxing recovery before you carry on your workout routine, eating the right foods and taking good quality supplements can change how your body reacts to the exercise.
Fitness blog ‘Mens Fitness’ noted how the University of Birmingham found certain supplements including branched chain amino acids can considerably lead to a reduction in muscle soreness and fatigue. Additionally they have highlighted other supplements such as creatine, protein bars and powders, conjugated linoleic acid, glutamine and multivitamins all play their part in helping you exercise better, recover faster and keep your work out more efficient.
However warning must be given that primarily supplements should only be used as advised and to only purchase them from reputed sources. Recent popularity for supplements has caused rises in untrustworthy bogus companies selling steroid spikes supplements that are extremely dangerous to your health. Men’s Health magazine note how some companies selling these steroid spiked pills achieved revenue of over $4 million before their products were discontinued. This highlights the strong demand for health improving assistance, but cautious must always be taken when looking for what’s best to buy.
On the other hand not all supplement vendors are out to con you. There are many firms out there with a sole goal to provide legitimate supplements to help you lose that party weight. Overall alcohol consumption will always lead to gained calories, but how you deal with the related activities.