Limit alcohol to maintain your fat metabolism and load up on a refreshing glass of hydrating water.
You may also flavor your water with lemon, lime, fruit, tea bag, herbs, spices, and even vegetables for a change of pace and a dash of flavor.
The spare tire belly is called a beer gut for a reason.
For one, a beer serving is larger than a wine serving, right? Therefore, beer automatically has more calories.
Second, believe it or not, alcohol may suppress fat burning by up to 33% compared to drinking non alcoholic beverages.* Of course, you need to limit the sugary drinks as well.
Third, alcohol can also encourage snacking and limit your muscle glycogen stores. Now, if that is not a one- two- three- four punch, what is?
So, while you are sheltering in place, please remember that it is not an excuse to hibernate under a thick blanket, in cozy sweats, while throwing out all you have learned and gained by following your healthy lifestyle.
It is my turn to refill my water vessel and get out into the sunshine, even though it is quite windy and cold. I will just dress in layers.
Best of health to you and good-bye.
image by Natalie~Personal Trainer~NAPS 2 B Fit.
*early 1990s Switzerland energy metabolism researchers.