Episode 64: How Alcohol Impacts Your Health And Fitness Goals

May 1, 2019

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Episode Overview

Can alcohol be a part of your life of moderation? Jen, Annie, and Lauren sit down and discuss how alcohol can impact your health and fitness goals and your life, how to assess if it’s time to make a change and how to implement that change if needed. Cheers to moderation!

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How the United States Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee defines various levels of drinking
  • Mommy wine culture – what it is
  • Habit replacement as a way to break a habit
  • Identifying the components of a habit loop – reminder, routine, reward
  • Using small obstacles to interrupt a habit
  • Curating your environment for habit success
  • The relationship between ease of access of alcohol and consumption
  • Tracking consumption to make decisions about how much is too much
  • Separating emotion from tracking
  • How alcohol impacts hunger or perceived hunger
  • Questions to ask yourself around your alcohol consumption
  • How alcohol impacts your next day food and movement choices
  • Deciding what’s negotiable and non-negotiable for you personally
  • Physiological effects of drinking



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!