Alcohol presents two problems:
Firstly, it is full of “empty” calories, calories that just sit there on your body as fat.
Secondly, alcohol reduces inhibitions. If you find it hard to stay on your diet when sober, you will find it much harder after a beer or two. And even harder after three whiskeys.
So the rule is simple: don’t drink alcohol until you have built up a bit of “equity.”
We all know that we can’t keep eating as we did and expect a different result, at least if we aren’t willing to spend several hours a day exercising. So if you did as we have suggested and ate only rice (or rice fried in pig fat) until you reached your weight goal but are finding that the weight is slowly coming back on, you are no doubt thinking you can resume your former eating and exercise habits in some fashion. Rather than undergoing daily disappointment upon looking at the scale, you might give this a try:
- eat only rice fried in pig fat Monday through Friday.
- Saturday, or Sunday, (or both if you are at your desired weight) add other foods in moderation, foods that you used to eat,
- Friday and Saturday are booze days, but drink only after 8 pm if you are not at your desired weight.
You can, of course, vary this to something elxe that works for you. You will likely feel much better eating this way. And, as they say on the TV ad, you will like the way you look.