In my battle to beat the bulge I am limiting my alcohol intake to a minimum. I need to cut back drastically if I want to lose this beer belly!!
I am not a fizzy drinker except for the odd energy drink but I do like the Vino a bit to much.
I had noticed when I drank beer I became very bloated so I switched to wine. The wine doesn’t bloat me and I like it, I like it a lot. However it makes me sluggish and destroys my will power to stay away from unhealthy treats.
I don’t sleep as well when I drink and I snatch at food the next day as I’m tired and crave sugary foods.
The problem I have with wine is it goes down so easy. I got into the habit of opening a bottle and having a drink whilst working late into the night or watching a movie at home.
A terrible cycle that I need to break now!
So I need to break the habit and I have the perfect way – Kombucha
Kombucha is a fermented Tea and although not that well known it’s been around for more than 2000 years.
Kombucha is typically classified a ‘Functional beverage’ or a non alcoholic beverage with health benefits.
Benefits such as
1. Detoxification – Kombucha is believed to enhance a natural detoxification of the body due to the mass of enzymes and bacterial acids.
2. Cancer prevention – The live microorganisms found in some Kombuchas can reinforce natural defenses to some forms of cancer.
3. Cholesterol reduction – Research has suggested that Kombucha can aid in lowering levels of LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL (good cholesterol)
4. Weight loss – Kombucha, like apple cider vinegar is thought to increase metabolism when consumed before meals
As I am trying to follow the Bullet proof diet Kombucha sits relatively well as a moderate beverage to consume. For me it is a great way to break the wine habit as I drink it in a wine glass and topped up with natural spring water.
This was it goes a bit further and helps me stay hydrated. It tastes good and gives me the feeling of drinking a wine without the negative effects of the alcohol.
also at £2.99 for 400ml adding a little water makes my money stretch a bit further as well.
This really is a top tip to break the wine cycle. It tastes great and has a slight fizz to it. It doesn’t bloat me and helps with my digestion problems. I actually feel like I’m drinking wine and even better I feel great drinking it.
So for now on it’s Kombucha all the way and wine no more!
Just remembered my Girlfriends mum is visiting from Poland so we have a babysitter tonight therefore as we have a rare date night. So I’ll be a little naughty tonight and let the wine flow a bit.
Would be rude not to. I’m only human and I can make up for it tomorrow at the gym!!