The burning mechanism of the body is continuous even after a workout. During recovery period, burning is at its maximum. Since bodybuilding is so exhausting and taxing, it is good to relax and unwind every once in a while without worrying about those calories.
After a week of pumping iron and faithfully sticking to one’s program, after spending hours in the gym sweating it out, after using all of those exercise machines and lifting all those weights, one deserves a break. A night out with friends, family, great food and quench-thirsting beverages is one of the perfect ways to enjoy. Go ahead, have a glass of wine, a bottle of beer or maybe, a shot of vodka.
In drinking, in moderation is the way to gulp down. Wine has always been beneficial to the body. choose red over white. Red wine contains reservatrol which prevents weight gain, improves memory and can help stop the development of some types of cancers. It is good for the teeth too.
Beer is a favorite among many. A bottle for the ladies and a couple for the gentlemen is the limit, should one observe it. Drinking only the acceptable amount of beer can help in decreasing high blood pressure and can also prevent cardiovascular problems. Go for light beer blends. Dark beer contains more calories so it is best to stay clear from it.
A shot of vodka and whiskey contain no carbohydrates but high in their alcohol volume per serving. High alcohol content means more calories. It would be best to practice self-control when taking these beverages.
One can also try a little rum, conscious that mixes have sugars. Margaritas, pina coladas and similar fusions are prepared with mixers that are loaded with sugars. A glass of this beverage can contain hundreds of calories.
After that night of cheers and toasts, gulp down on the best beverage there is, water. Rehydrate yourself. Water speeds up the body’s recovery from the effects of alcohol.
Fat burning is slowed when alcohol is in one’s system. When planning on a drinking spree, a bodybuilder must consciously decrease his intake of fat during the day so it will not be absorbed by the body. It is wise to plan ahead.
Having fun does not stop when lifting weights becomes a priority. Having days off from rigorous training is a must. To recharge and rejuvenate the body and the mind, one has to spend time at ease and settle down with a drink in his hand.