Podcast #41: The Effects of Alcohol on Weight Loss + Low-Calorie Vegan Drinks & All-Natural Hangover Cures

Podcast #41: The Effects of Alcohol on Weight Loss + Low-Calorie Vegan Drinks & All-Natural Hangover Cures

Well guys, I know I seem like quite the innocent, little angel.  And for the most part, I am. 

But I won't pretend that I don't indulge in the occasional night of drinking.  Not often, mind you.  But every once in a while, I like to throw back a few vodka and sodas. 

And before I know it, I'm Frank the Tank.

For me (and most of us,) we almost always regret a night of hard boozing.  For me, I just hate feeling anything less than "optimal."  And when alcohol is involved, even if I don't turn into Frank the Tank, I still usually manage to let that "all or nothing" attitude sneak its way into my brain.  Then the next thing I know, I'm at some shitty 24-hour diner eating a plate of french fries doused in an entire bottle of ketchup.

jacked on the beanstalk podcast 41: Alcohol and Weight Loss + The Best All-Natural Hangover Cures

But let's be honest, sometimes getting drunk is lots o' fun! 

And Sarah and I have had many, many a fun drunken nights together. 

I tried to dig up some evidence from the two brutal nights mentioned on this week's podcast.  And well, you're in luck...

Here we are early into the night at Sarah's bachelorette party.  At this point, still coherent, relatively functioning people who are enjoying a good ol' karaoke duet.

the shorkey sisters sam and sarah shorkey hosts of Jacked on the Beanstalk vegan podcast

Yes, we share a couple of our favourite "drunken Shorkey sister" memories on this week's podcast that we hope will touch your heart (or make you judge us depending how you wanna look at it.) 

Either way, I simply cannot resist sharing this picture of Sare that I found on my phone that pairs perfectly with her podcast mention of "next thing I know, I’m on the dance floor, dry humping some innocent bystander’s leg like a dog in heat."

Yes folks, this week's episode is dedicated to all you booze-loving babes out there.

We all know that a glass of red wine definitely has its heart-friendly health benefits and probably isn’t going to make us fat.  BUT regardless of the type of alcohol consumed, most of us don't know that our bodies still see booze as a toxin and immediately stop digesting whatever food we've eaten to start eliminating the alcohol!  That's because unlike carbs, fats and protein, alcohol is NOT an essential nutrient!

All bodily processes aside, however, how often does our willpower also fall to the wayside the moment we get a little booze into us?

And I think we can ALL admit that our post-drinking food choices aren't exactly a big green salad.  Am I right?!

Does it mean we should never touch booze again?  Surely there is a healthy way to enjoy the occasional cocktail without any guilt, shame or gluttony.

Yes, this week on the podcast, we're covering all things ALCOHOL from how it affects everything from weight loss to willpower.  Red vs. white wine and what even makes a wine NOT vegan!

Plus we're covering the healthiest, low-cal options when it comes to alcoholic drinks and should you decide to partake in the partying, what are the tried and true, vegan hippie hangover cures?  Apparently my savoury vegetable granola should be one of them!

This was honestly such a fun podcast topic to research.  And I hope you enjoy it too.

Happy drinking!

Click the “play button” below to listen.  Or HERE to hear it on iTunes, HERE to listen in Google Play or HERE for Stitcher.

- Sam Shorkey, Jacked on the Beanstalk

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