Originally Posted by BigBeauford
How devastating are the effects of booze to a workout plan?I have fixed most other issues in diet and exercise,but can't stop the beer just yet.
Depends on how much booze.
"Some" is just fine. Too much can lead to a drop in testosterone, but that requires drinking enough that you get pretty drunk pretty often.
But more basically, your body has NO WAY to store the energy from alcohol, so it is burned off for energy before ANYTHING else. So, just be aware that whatever you drink is replacing calories from food. In moderation, this is perfectly fine. But, by drinking too much, your food will preferentially be stored as fat.
I've had a beer on every one of my "carb up" days. No ill effects.
So long as you budget for it in your calorie balance, it's perfectly fine.
Hope that helps.