Let’s talk about alcohol and the affects it has on your body (in terms of being healthy and working out). We hear all the time that “alcohol is bad for you” “alcohol makes you gain weight” and stuff like that, right? Well, I’m here to tell you that I’m Italian and drinking wine is part of my culture. Now, the last time I checked, wine was considered alcohol, so yes I drink alcohol. I say that because I don’t believe alcohol, in small amounts, is bad for you. I do believe, though, that excessive amount of alcohol is bad for you.
But today, I’m not going to focus on how much you should or should not drink, but WHEN you should be drinking it (again, in terms of being healthy and working out). How many of us, no matter in what stage you are in your workout cycle, go out to a friend’s party and say “I’ll just drink a little to be social because after all, I’m trying to lose weight and get fit”. Now, there is nothing wrong with this, but do you understand how your body reacts to fuel intake at different times of the day? If not, I’ll give you a brief explanation, which is what this article is all about.