Can You Drink Alcohol and Still Lose Weight?

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Alcohol. It’s part of our culture. On Sundays we watch football and drink beer. On New Year’s Eve, we drink champagne. On Cinco de Mayo, we drink tequila and throw up into our purses. It’s just what we do.

And sometimes, when you’re at that Red-Robin office party, and Porn-Stache Guy starts close-talking and he JUST WON’T STOP, good old Jack Daniels starts looking like your new best friend.

But how often do we cross over from health into “Macarena on the bar” level-drinking? We have to find that balance.

Not only that, we need to learn to recognize the caloric impact that even those once-daily drinks can have. A lot of guys are asking me:

Can I drink alcohol and still lose weight?

What about you? Are you still having a “glass of wine with dinner”? It may be time to forget everything you’ve heard about moderation.

In today’s episode of the Million Dollar Body Podcast, we are talking about whether or not you can really drink and lose weight. We’ll also discuss

  • What is alcohol doing to us, exactly?
  • How to drink to minimize fat gain.
  • Which type of alcohol you should drink MORE of (and which type you should avoid).

If you want to find out more about whether you can drink alcohol and still lose weight, AND learn more about alcohol and its effect on your body, listen to the podcast!

And before you go, I wanted to let you know about a new free resource. It’s a new quiz, which you’ll find at and it is designed to give us your Burn Score. Your Burn Score can be a really useful tool for figuring out how your body is holding onto fat, and what you can do to burn fat more effectively.


  1. Great video, thanks Nate! During the COVID19 crisis drinking nightly is hella tempting. I’ve found that most nights when I am hankerin to crack a crispy boy – I am really just hella thirsty. Crushing some water in my favorite glasss helps to alleviate the urge. Buying some extra lemons at the grocery every week also makes drinking a frosty glass of water (with lemon) a bit more appealing.


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