By: Carey McLaughlin
So I’m trying to shed a few lbs (approx. 55) before bikini season. The biggest problem for me, is that I am not only addicted to food, but I am also addicted to alcohol. Given my constant consumption of alcohol, it’s really important to take into account how many calories are in each beverage. Do you have any suggestions for how I can keep drinking like a boozehound without packing on a pound?
Greetings Bulging Boozey…
Bikini season is rapidly approaching, so there is NO time to waste. Your current size will determine how much weight you can lose by Memorial Day Weekend. Big girls tend to lose weight quickly in the beginning stages of a diet and exercise regimen. But also know that after dropping a certain amount (amount varies from person to person) your body will reach a plateau making it harder to drop the excess body fat. My advice, don’t rely on the scale to determine your success, but instead measure your success by the number of compliments you receive, the number of men who are willing to bring you home after a night out and the fit of your clothing. I hate weighing myself. Nothing is more discouraging than working out for an hour hopping on the scale and seeing that your numbers have gone up rather than down. Weight is the most depressing thing on the planet.
Food: Sometimes it is so hard to say no to that crispy chicken sandwich from Arbys or that Double Double from in-N-out, so know when your body is craving something it’s best to give in to temptation every now and then. But when you know you REALLY don’t need it, think about things that make you sick .. E.g. your ex boyfriend hooking up with his new girlfriend or if you’re in a relationship, your boyfriend cheating on you with someone less attractive. Another great way to suppress your appetite is to think about moldy food, any type of pig meat, especially sausage links and scrapple, and yogurt/jello/pudding (texture makes me gag).
Alcohol: This topic is far too familiar, or should I say was familiar. After ruining many personal relationships and becoming #careyFit, I’ve put my days of binge drinking behind me. But having been a heavy drinker for nearly a decade, I obviously have a few tricks up my sleeve that I’m willing to share. On days that you know you’ll be drinking a lot, get a good workout in that morning. Make it harder than your average workout. Swap the sugary drink for vodka, soda water, splenda and lime. OR just drink so much until you get sick and purge all the calories you just consumed. Either way, binge drinking every night will only make shedding the pounds harder than it needs to be. Not only will you be consuming thousands of calories from the boozey drinks, you’ll also most likely end up at Johnny Rocket’s or Mcdonalds scarfing down a hamburger after a few cocktails. Hey, if it can happen to the Hoff, it can happen to anyone. Besides, I think we all know that you won’t be making it to the gym in the morning with your hangover. So you pick, get a better body or remain the bulging boozey. Like God, I can only help those who help themselves.