This or That: Alcohol
Let's be frank: most of us drink...regularly (depending on what you consider: "regularly"). We congratulate the ones who abstain, but for the rest of us, we have to find a middle ground that takes into account what we want in the short-term and in the long-term.
Here's how to make better choices...sort of
When choosing your drink, a few things to consider:
Because there is minimal (at best) nutritional benefit from drinking alcohol, we have to look at these as extra sugars/carbs/calories in our daily nutritional intake. So our goal is to minimize the excess consumption of these three elements, while maximizing YOLO.
When we made an apples-to-apples comparison, here are our two favorites:
THE "FITTEST" WINE
A relative newcomer, FitVine is slightly lower in sugar (~0.01-0.03g), calories (~10-20g), and carbs (~0.01-0.05g) than comparable types of wine. FitVine is also organic, which helps eliminate the severity of a hangover.
THE "FITTEST" ALCOHOL
We suggest Tito's Vodka. Like most vodka, it is naturally gluten-free because of the way it is distilled (even though it is made from potatoes). Vodka also has the fewer calories per serving (~70 cal per shot) than any other "hard" alcohol. It also has 0g of fat, 0g of carbs and 0g of sugar.
But, let's be honest, we can only drink vodka: straight for so long (if at all). The trick is to not screw it all up with a sugary or high calorie mixer.
club soda with a squeeze of lemon or lime
diluted cranberry juice or lemon
unsweetened iced tea
mint leaves and Stevia
We do not condone alcohol use, we are just realistic.
Please do not exercise while under the influence of alcohol.
There is no way to modify, and make the room stop spinning.