Weight loss is often all about the things you can’t have. Let’s put a positive look on one of the adult beverages that rules the world. Beer can be very beneficial to any weight loss plan. Here are just three of the reasons to enjoy a cold brew from time to time:
1. Controlling stress is at the bottom of the bottle
Stress is a killer to your weight loss goals and your sanity. You don’t have to go far to find hordes of studies on how bad stress is on the human body. Getting rid of that stress is key to a long and healthy life.
Ending a long hard day with a beer is a great way to kick that stress out the door. Just as the French have their glass of wine at dinner, the Germans have a cold brew after a stressful day. To many people, having a beer signals the end of their busy day and the start to their nightly stress purging.
2. Moderation is Key
Beer can be just as beneficial as red wine. A glass of red wine at dinner is touted as being beneficial for years. While beer does not come packed to the hops with antioxidants, it does come with some beneficial goodness.
Just as red wine needs to be enjoyed one glass at a time, beer needs to be consumed in moderation. Some studies are based on one beer a week. Other studies will tell you that four or five beers a week are key to the good life. The main factor is all these number are less than a six-pack a week.
Binge drinking will kill your weight loss goals in a fluid ounce. Over drinking dehydrates the body and causes a nasty case of the munchies. These factors add up to you ditching that diet plan and eating food at 3am that looks as though it came out of a jar of oil.
3. Enjoy the beer
Time to enjoy that beer. There are several ways to enjoy a beer while keeping your weight loss goals in place. These all start with the beer your drinking.
Microbrew beer may cost you more per six-pack, but it will save you money, calories, and weight loss misery in the end. Microbrews come in a world of blends and mixes. These can come from hoppy goodness to dark chocolate stouts. Point being, microbrews contain more flavor per bottle. There is a microbrew for you unique taste buds.
Microbrew beer usually contains higher alcohol content. This means you get your buzz with fewer beers. Fewer beers mean fewer calories. Fewer calories will mean less weight loss gym hassles. Microbrews are meant to be sipped and enjoyed, not chugged and forgotten. Find a good microbrew beer and enjoy it for all the hard work the brewmasters put into it.
Having a good brew from time to time is a great way to reduce stress and keep you on the weight loss path. This is not the green light to suck down a case of beer every night. Take time to enjoy that beer and let the stress of the day fall away, one sip at a time.