Question: Is alcohol slowing down your progress toward your goals?
The answer short and simple answer is YES, and here’s what you need to know.
Increased alcohol intake will:
- Slow muscle recovery
- Impair muscle growth
- Dehydrates your body
It’s time we talk about managing alcohol intake!
The American Heart Association recommends no more than two alcoholic beverages per day for men and no more than one alcohol beverage per day for females.
Here are 4 Tips for Managing Alcohol Consumption:
1. Do An Assessment.
How much alcohol are you consuming on a daily and weekly basis? Why are you consuming it? Is it in a social setting?
2. Find another outlet to manage your stress.
This might include exercise, journaling, yoga or breathing exercises!
3. Alternate water with alcohol and cut yourself off.
While we recommend limiting your alcohol consumption, if you are going to consume more than one beverage per night, we recommend alternating with water.
4. Be mindful of what you are mixing it with.
Not only does alcohol contain 7 calories per gram, the mixers also contain calories. What are you mixing with your alcohol? Try mixing with water or soda water to void excess sugar or artificial sweeteners.
At CrossFit Fringe, we believe something as fundamental as nutrition should not be complicated. And what you do outside the gym matters most. Our Nutrition Coaching can give you a plan and supercharge your habits, all while offering the balance and versatility to meet you where you are and be sustainable.
Start your conversation with CrossFit Fringe by booking a free 15-minute No-Snack Intro Session. You will meet with our Nutrition Staff and we will talk about where you’ve been and where you want to go! No matter where you are in your fitness journey, this meeting will help us establish the best starting place for you at CrossFit Fringe and how we can best help YOU succeed at every level.