Consuming alcohol causes inflammation and slows down recovery. Not to mention it does not move you closer to the goals you are trying to reach.
However, Alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle if you enjoy drinking.
According to the Dietary Guidelines, if alcohol is consumed, it should be in moderation—up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men.
If you choose to occasionally drink alcoholic beverages, use these tips to help assess and manage your alcohol consumption.
- Do an assessment
- Set boundaries
- Alternate water with alcohol
- Be mindful what you are mixing it with
- Find an accountability partner