In today’s society, it is almost normal to get drink regularly, at least among the younger generation. There are even folk festivals where the cool blonde is the focus, and alcoholic oaks are part of the program.
Fortunately, you can give yourself the edge on the weekend and compensate for it with a little fitness during the week …
That’s not how it works. Excessive alcohol consumption (side effects of alcohol) has a significant negative impact on your muscle-building / fat burning results. Alcohol is far more harmful than most people think, and you must know and understand how this folk drug affects your progress.
This shouldn’t be a good speech because I wasn’t better before, but you should be aware of its effects on you and your body and, thus, on your progress. I used even to go so far that the day after the delirium; I tortured myself to the fitness center and almost vomited, so I better let it be.
Because this way you break, even more, your body first has to recover from a high, revitalize itself with minerals, vitamins, and trace elements.
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Our kidneys have to filter large amounts of water to process the alcohol, which can lead to severe dehydration in the body.
Water plays a significant role in building muscles, and even a minimal amount of dehydration can lead to a muscular disaster, as the muscles themselves consist of around 70% water. When you are dehydrated, you have up to 20% less strength and a clear head.
Bottom line: you’re not working efficiently.
Depletion of vitamins and minerals
Vitamins A, Bs, C, calcium, zinc, and phosphorus are skim off too quickly by consuming alcohol. Vitamins and minerals regulate many different processes in the body, including building muscle and burning fat.
Disturbance of protein synthesis
In protein synthesis, the amino acids are combined to form whole proteins. Excessive alcohol consumption can slow this process by up to 20%, and since your muscles are made up of proteins, you can see the problem. Harmful substances in the body lead to negative results and vice versa.
Decreased testosterone levels and increased estrogen levels
Testosterone is by far the essential muscle-building hormone in the body. One of the limiting factors in determining how much muscle a person can build is free-flowing testosterone. As testosterone levels drop, your body’s ability to build muscle and burn fat also decreases.
It promotes fat storage
At seven empty calories per gram, alcohol is a bomb. It often leads to uncontrolled eating attacks, which I will discuss in more detail in the next part. So if you drink and eat more calories, which mostly happens when you go out and get drunk, you will store fat.
Changing your body composition is based on the principle of making good and positive decisions, and excessive alcohol consumption is the exact opposite.
Alcohol increases appetite, and people who are intoxicated are unlikely to make the best decisions. After a long night of partying, there’s no way you want to eat a chicken salad. You want something constipating because, until now, you’ve only been consuming empty calories from the alcohol.
On the way home, you grab something salty and greasy and go straight to bed afterward. These extra calories can no longer be burned and are converted into fat.
Having fun in life is essential, but having too much fun is counterproductive in terms of muscle building and fat burning. If you are really serious about building muscle, you should definitely monitor your alcohol consumption.
A glass here or there won’t do any harm, but don’t overdo it regularly. If your goal is to have a dream body that you’ve always wanted, keep your alcohol consumption minimum.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t go out of the house to have fun now and then. Just make sure to drink as little alcohol as possible and supply your body with the necessary nutrients to minimize the negative effects.
As long as you have yourself and the alcohol under control, nothing should stand in the way of a well-built body.