• Laura Vermander

Ep. 34: My Guide to Drinking Alcohol & Losing Weight

Booze & weight loss don’t go together as well as a vodka soda, but that’s not to say you can’t enjoy an alcoholic drink & still achieve your goals!


As usual I've got all the information and simple tips you’ll need in order to drink alcohol & be successful! Stick around until the end for my actionable tips to get you started. :)


Episode Highlights

  • [0:58] Turns out most of you aren't actually into the trend of 'Dry January'

  • [1:34] Let's discuss what alcohol is - don't forget it's a drug!

  • [2:12] What is a standard drink? You should know so you can count your drinks properly.

  • [4:03] Why does alcohol really make losing weight harder? First up -- empty calories.

  • [6:50] It's important to know how alcohol affects your weight so you can make the best decisions for you and your goals

  • [7:05] I've got 4 tips for you to balance drinking alcohol and losing weight

  • [8:58] What are the best drinks for weight loss?

  • [9:55] And...the worst drinks for weight loss

  • [10:56] TIP OF THE EPISODE - start by evaluating how much you are drinking right now. Be honest.

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Here's a quick calorie guide for popular booze, courtesy of SELF's Nutrition Data.


A 5-ounce glass of champagne: 90 calories A 1.5-ounce shot of 80-proof liquor: 97 calories A 5-ounce glass of white wine: 100-121 calories A 12-ounce bottle of light beer: 103 calories A 5-ounce glass of red wine: 105-125 calories A 1.5-ounce shot of 90-proof liquor: 110 calories A 1.5-ounce shot of 100-proof liquor: 124 calories A 12-ounce bottle of regular beer: 153 calories


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