Back again for another post discussing why I drink alcohol and how it adds value to my life. I have had clients ask me if I have had to eliminate alcohol from my lifestyle & the answer is NO. I have never thought to eliminate it from my lifestyle no matter what goals I had in mine for myself physically. because for me, my health/wellness is beyond physical appearances.
Alcohol does not have any benefits for your physique & performance – True!
Including alcohol as part of my lifestyle has helped me:
- Improve mental health
- Reduce stress
- Better sleep
- Improve relationships
= Positive impact on my life. Many times having a glass of wine with some friends and unwinding has helped me to destress, while also spending time with friends/family and engaging in conversation. I value my relationships and being able to unwind after a long week from work.
In moderation, alcohol can be tracked and accounted for in your macros. I have always preached moderation is key! Excess amounts of alcohol will inhibit muscle growth , as well as contribute to other health factors that I will speak about in later blog post.
I know not everyone in the world drinks, some people prefer to refrain from it for religious purposes or due to the addictive properties & I would NEVER preach nor recommend drinking alcohol to anyone but I wanted to make it clear as to why I choose to include it in my lifestyle & how I can still track it like anything else I eat or drink. At the end of the day, is a personal decision as to whether you choose to drink or not.