Your passion for healthy living brought you here - let's keep talking!

Sign up for our FREE Healthy Living newsletter to get the latest health news, nutrition tips, special offers, and delicious recipes from Health.com

X

7 Ways to Keep Alcohol From Ruining Your Diet

If you have more than a few drinks a week, the calories start to add up fast. Slim your drink order with this expert advice.
alcohol-wrecks-diet

Credit: Getty Images

prev1 of 9

Booze clues

by Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD

Over the years, many of my clients have confided that too many cocktails on the weekend, followed by alcohol-induced overeating, cancels out their work-week healthy eating efforts. And as a result, instead of seeing results, they remain "stuck" in a weight loss plateau. Sound familiar? This trend is supported by a new UK survey, which found that in a single evening out on the town, 40% of women consume about 1,000 calories in alcohol alone. In addition, more than half say that imbibing makes them hungrier, and four in five admit that drinking diminishes their willpower, causing them to indulge in foods like burgers, pizza, and chips. If alcohol is your diet downfall, try putting these seven tips into action.

Next: Eat before you drink

Previous
Next
» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!

More Ways to Connect with Health
Advertisement