Most of you will probably think I'm crazy but I'd like to prefece this that I lost 40 pounds two years ago while still going out once a week and getting "drunk/tipsy"
I did some reading on the topic at that time and not sure of the validity but from what I remember I found studies which showed that if you ate a protein rich low carb meal a few hours before consuming alcohol and then consuming only clear spirits with a low carb/sugar mixer you would reduce the calorie impact of the alcohol. I found this worked for me and that the day after drinking my weight would drop 1-2 pounds (dehydration) the following day I would go back to slightly lower/my previous weight and then my weight would be lost the exact same as before---I also tried going alcohol free for 3 weeks and noticed no difference in my weight loss.
My question is does anyone know why this happens ? Or is it a load of bull? I was much keaner to believe it when I was on my first weight loss campaign but now I'm older I'm starting to think it may have been a fluke and I can't for the life of me find the articles I read aiha point...
I'd also like to say that I know going out drinking in excess is bad for your health in many ways and I'm by no means condoning it. For me I am still in my early 20s, a large part of my social life is based around nights out and alcohol and while that may be unhealthy it is a conscious decision I'm making knowing the negative health implications