Sip, Store, and Hormones in Disarray: The Tipsy Tale of Alcohol and Fat. Let's dive into the tipsy world of alcohol – the sneaky culprit in the fat storage game! When you take a sip, your body's like, "Time to party!" But guess what? Alcohol's party tricks mess with your hormones, making fat storage a star attraction. Cheers to Fat Storage! So, you raise your glass, and your body's like, "Hold up, what's this?" Alcohol takes a detour before hitting your bloodstream, making it a priority. Your body's like, "Oh no, we need to burn this alcohol off!" And while it's busy dealing with the boozy business, other stuff, like those fries you munched on, gets sidelined and you store up unwanted fat.
Hormones Gone Wild. Meet your hormones – the VIPs of your health club. When alcohol crashes the party, it messes with these VIPs. Leptin, your "fullness" hormone, gets ignored, and ghrelin, the "hungry" hormone, starts shouting for attention. Result? You feel hungrier even after eating!
Sugar and Carb Cravings: The Crazy Cycle. Now, let's talk sugar and carbs. Alcohol's like a sugar ninja – it spikes your blood sugar. Your body's like, "Cool, let's fix this!" But then, when your blood sugar crashes, you're left craving all things sugary and carb-loaded foods for fast energy needed. Don’t get scammed. Chose high protein snacks and unsaturated and saturated fats to keep you fuller longer. Use our Glycemic index guide to learn some foods that spike your blood sugar and get in the know. CLICK the link in the description to get the guide.
Did you know by keeping your blood sugars stable, you can aid in fat loss. Also taking in enough protein for your body can help you increase muscle.
Visit athleticaha.com to access Athletic aha's resource to genetic fitness and nutritional testing to learn about your body and skip the detective work. Learn some tips to combat this sugar cycle and to find out if you're truly addicted to sugar. Excess carbs and sugar is bad news really, It's like a rollercoaster ride you didn't sign up for! So next time you're out for a drink, remember: alcohol's got a party plan that messes with your hormones and turns your cravings into a wild dance. Keep it fun, keep it balanced, and your body will thank you with a happy dance of its own!