So you want to lose weight and feel great after the New Year, but you would also like to let loose a little.
“I.E. I want to have it ALL, is that to much to ask”
Well just because you’re on the ABLE Lifestyle plan, doesn’t mean you can’t live a little! And whether you like a glass of wine with dinner or a cocktail out with friends, watching your carbohydrate intake doesn’t necessarily mean your indulging needs to come to a full stop.
Many of you have asked;
Can I have a drink (weekends, birthday any celebration, ETC…) without it ruining my plan?
The short and cheerful answer is YES
During the holidays, birthdays, or any celebration, drinking smart is more important than ever.
The trick is all about ditching sugar in food and drinks.
Give up the high sugar wines, mixers and carb loaded beverages.
I gave up most of these things years ago because the sugar and additives gave me terrible headaches (and hangovers).
There are many low-carb options out there for ABLE Lifestyler’s who like to drink in moderation. As with everything, moderation is key. Heavy drinking isn’t good for anyone, but having a few carb-conscious cocktails here and there won’t hurt. This is especially true when you consider that some of the drinks you can make are 100 percent carb-free!
Can you say –Tequila?- 100% Agave
A new study has found a link between tequila and weight loss.
Research has suggested that sugars found in the plant that makes tequila can help lower your blood sugar. The sugars that naturally occurs in the agave plant are called agavins—not to be confused with agave syrup—and are non-digestible, so they won’t raise your blood sugar. Keeping your body in a fat burning mode if you are following the ABLE plan.
Researchers found that mice who’d been given a standard diet, and then drank water with agavins added, ended up eating less overall and had lower blood sugar levels than the others who hadn’t consumed agavins. What’s more, the mice consuming agavins also produced a hormone called GLP-1, which keeps the stomach full longer and produces insulin, leading researchers to believe that agavins could be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes or struggling with weight-loss issues.
When it comes to low-carb alcohol, distilled spirits are the safest bet. They’re virtually all free of carbohydrates, so you only need to worry about what you’re mixing them with. But not everyone likes drinking hard liquor, so we’ve included some dieter-friendly beers and wines, too.