First of all, drinking alcohol is not the best way to tear down the walls of your social inhibition, Red Monkey is.
Red Monkey is a healthy and cheaper alternative to becoming an outgoing and social animal. It also keeps your motor skills in tact.
If you are going out for a night of drinking, let me give you some tips for minimizing the damage on your physique.
1. Don’t Workout That Day
While walking around the club with a pump may sound like a good idea, it isn’t.
This is because when you have alcohol in your system, your body’s ability to recover drops to zero.
Your body will prioritize processing the alcohol in your system before anything else.
Breaking down your muscles by working out followed by drinking, is the most catabolic thing you could do for muscular recovery and “gains” potential.
2. Don’t Eat After You Drink
There a myth that says consuming certain foods after getting drunk will help you to sober up quickly and prevent a hangover.
This is the most counterproductive thing to do for those who are serious about their fitness.
If your body is processing alcohol, any food you consume will sit in your stomach or get shuttled directly to fat storage.
The only priority your body has when you drink is to get rid of all the alcohol in your system ASAP.
Loading up on burgers and fries after you get drunk will further the damage done to your physique, as all of this food is going to be utilized poorly and go straight into excess fat storage.
Fat burning comes to a complete halt when alcohol is in your system. Keep this in mind if you want to consume junk food after drinking.
3. Choose Hard Liquor Over Beer
Liquor has 7 calories per gram and a 12 oz. can of beer has about 150-160 calories.
You want to have the least amount of calories working against you as possible while your body processes the alcohol as quickly as possible.
The more calories there are in your system while alcohol is there, the more fat you will pack on.
To reiterate, alcohol is counterproductive to the maintenance of a good physique.
If you choose to drink, use my tips above and you'll be much better off.