TRACKING ALCOHOL AND MACROS
Is it possible to lose body fat and still have a drink? Can you track alcohol?
The beauty of flexible dieting and tracking macros is that it is inclusive of things that you enjoy eating and drinking and YES that includes alcohol. *cheers 🥂*
But like everything we do in life there are pro's and cons and you have to do some checks and balances.
🧐 Just because we can do stuff doesn't always mean we should.
We know that when it comes to losing body fat there need to be caloric deficit and just like protein, carbs and fat, alcohol also has calories.
Technically alcohol is the “4th macronutrient” and is 7 k/cal per gram but unlike the other macros has no nutritional value (vitamins, minerals, fiber).
To be able to track the calories from alcohol you can take the total calories and use it a substitute for carbs, fat, or a mix of both.
(👋🏼see the handy chart I made).