The liver processes alcohol before other carbs and protein, and the sheer presence of alcohol in the body slows fat burning, says Diane Henderiks, R.D., personal chef and founder of Dish with Diane. You can still hit happy hour, just stick to one drink—that’s 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces beer, or 1 ounces of a spirit—a day.
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Everything you need to shrink your stomach, reduce bloat, and rock that bikini
Everything you need to shrink your stomach, reduce bloat, and rock that bikini.
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