I definitely think that if you enjoy alcohol/going out and you want to stick with your goals long term then you shouldn't cut out alcohol completely. I personally think of it like a nice dessert and apply the same rules that I do for eating desserts-
1. always enjoy with friends! If you are going to splurge, don't do it alone.
2. moderation is key. I typically have between 1-3 drinks. To avoid peer pressure I drink them really slowly and usually have a cup in my hand so people don't say- why are you not drinking? also, people are less likely to give me drinks which is sometimes hard and awkward to refuse!
3. track, track, track.
4. if you are at an event, get on the dance floor!! burn some calories, have a blast with your friends.
Doesn't apply to desserts but:
4. I have a water between every drink. If I am at a bar, I will sometimes ask for a lime on it or a splash of grenadine so it looks like a real drink. Also, it tastes better.
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