If you want to lose weight and drink there are a few things you must know.
First, keeping up your current booze habit is no different than saying I want to eat cake and lose weight.
You CAN have wine and you can have cake…
But you CAN’T have either of them or both whenever you want. That’s the real problem. Are you having cake and booze when you want it or when you plan it?
The best way I know how to teach you to lose weight is to do these THREE SIMPLE things:
1. Know what you are eating and drinking.
Before you give up food and alcohol get real about what you currently eat, how often, when, and why. When you have this information you are READY to move to the next step.
2. Decide when you will have eat and drink things you know SLOW down weightloss. Decide, plan, commit, and no extras.
That means if you plan three glasses of wine Friday and Saturday you don’t get a fourth and you sure as hell don’t get it on Wednesday when the day was bad.
3. Assess your week.
We all want to lose weight and we all want to do it in a way we can keep eating and drinking the way we like.
That’s not ever going to work. Sorry. I’d be a rich bitch if I could craft that weightloss plan!
But, you don’t have to “give up” everything you love. If you want to keep booze you can. You just have to plan it and when you weigh in each week you get to decide if the results are what you want. If not, you choose to plan less. If they are, you choose to keep on track.
Nowhere in here you are deprived. It’s just you planning, committing, assessing and choosing. That’s it.
I go deeper into how I’ve gone from drinking three nights a week to once a week (without ass tons of deprivation and crying)…and seen an extra 5lbs of booze bloat naturally go away the last couple of months.
I, too, was in the trap of drinking when I wanted and wondering why I was up 8lbs! LOL. Yes. Me!
The podcast is pretty honest about how even 13 years into maintenance I can get sloppy. But, I also teach you how I decided to get my shit together in an honest way that taught me good habits. And when I teach me I teach YOU, too.
Click here to listen to Ep. 46. www.phit.click/podcast
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This is a real struggle for me. It’s so funny, I’ve been thinking about how I can break this terrible habit I’ve started of drinking every night to relax and then I came across this blog post almost instantly (I’ve been non-stop listening to your podcast for the past 4 days and you just make so much sense). I eat really well during the day, it’s the alcohol that is keeping me from losing weight but it’s like I can’t stand the thought of giving it up. I have decided I am going to cut down to only 2 nights a week and that’s it. Love listening to you and reading your blog!
I’m glad you enjoy the podcast.