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Diet Tips at the weekends!!

You might be one of those people who take a day at the weekend to relax and enjoy an “adult beverage” or two …
BUT, if you are not careful those couple drinks here and there each week can STOP your fat loss or worse – cause you to gain MORE belly fat.
Here are 7 quick tips that will help you lose fat and still enjoy yourself:
1. Limit carbohydrate-rich alcohol sources such as drinks made with fruit juices and beer.
2. Cognac, tequila, rum, scotch, gin, vodka and whiskey are all good choices due to their low carb content.
3. Keep starch based carbs very low (breads, pasta, rice etc). Instead, stick to eating vegetables and protein.
4. Don’t eat fruit with your alcohol. When your liver is busy processing the alcohol fructose that is consumed can remain in circulation leaving it free to react with proteins or fats to form AGEs (advanced glycation end-products) and increase inflammation in the body.
5. Don’t mix alcohol with regular mixers – use diet mixer or soda water instead. Avoid tonic water as it is surprisingly high in sugar.
6. Dramatically reduce your intake of fats. Never consume fatty foods and alcohol together.
7. Eat as much protein as you want. Just make sure to get your protein from lean sources such as low fat cottage cheese, protein powder, chicken, turkey, tuna, or egg whites.

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