In today’s society we are pulled left and right to social gatherings, parties, and family get together’s. Alcohol can be seen as a must to many people in social settings, but what if I told you there were more health benefits to saying no to that glass of vino tonight? Truth be told, alcohol packs on unwanted calories at a tremendous rate, is overly expensive, and may lead to overeating. There are three reasons why you should consider a healthier beverage of choice before consuming your nightly indulgence.
You Stop Overeating
It is a well-known fact that alcohol consumption is one of the biggest drivers of excess calorie intake. The moment you take alcohol out of the picture, your appetite and cravings will thank you. When intoxicated, the brain takes a signal or the smell of food, and tells your brain that you are hungry even though you may not be hungry at all which leads to overeating.
You Will Notice Sudden Weight Loss
This is a great one for those of you who are dieting, and are not allowed to consume alcohol. There is a reason, and that reason is many drinks contain hundreds if not thousands of extra calories. Yikes! The moment you take the drinks away, you will notice your waste line getting smaller, and you will feel healthier in general. Talk about losing weight with little to no effort, it is great!
You Will Have More Money
Alcoholic drinks can be very costly, with a simple cocktail in some cities costing around $12.00. This can add up quickly if you have more than one drink throughout the night. The moment you cut back on consuming alcohol, you will notice your bank account getting a little thicker. This is a motivator in and of itself, as you will be dropping pounds and saving money at the same time. What could be any better than that?
There is nothing wrong with treating yourself every once and awhile, but take a look at these three advantages noted above when you notice your alcohol consumption levels rising. Becoming aware of the money spent, pounds gained, and cravings curbed should be enough of a motivation to help anyone cut back!