While being on the High Testosterone Diet you are only allowed to drink water, tea, coffee or other “no-calorie drinks”. Juices, sodas, energy drinks and alcohol are not allowed on the diet since they are “empty calories”.
Alcohol is the worst of them, since one night of drinking and eating can ruin an ENTIRE WEEK worth of fat loss progress. When you go out and binge drink and eat a lot of food, your body focuses almost all of its energy on getting rid of the alcohol so a lot of the food is stored as fat.
If you’ve stuck to your diet for a few weeks and lost an inch around your waist, and you then go out and binge drink and eat a lot of foods, it’s not unusual to re-gain that ONE INCH around your waist the next morning. (This is something I’ve experimented with a lot).
With that said, this is a “worst case scenario” where you have sugary cocktails while eating food. The truth is that you can go out and drink, but you have to be strategic about it.
First, you want to eat the last of your meal about 3 hours prior to going out, and make sure that last meal consists of one of the lean protein sources in your diet, and a lot of vegetables. No rice, potatoes, quinoa or fats are allowed with this meal since this puts you at risk of gaining fat from drinking.
Second you want to keep drinking to maximum ONCE per week and you want to have maximum FIVE drinks from the list below:
- Tequila or hard liquor for shots (About 100 calories per shot).
- Whiskey on the rocks. (About 100 calories).
- Whiskey with diet coke. (The whiskey shot has about 100 calories while the diet coke has no calories. If you go for a whiskey with regular coke, the drink will have about 200 calories!)
- Light beer. (A 12 oz buzz light has about 110 calories while an extra stout Guiness has 176 calories).
- Vodka with soda. (The vodka shot will have about 100 calories while the soda has no calories).
- Any wine. (Dry white wine has around 85 calories per glass, and red wine and sweet white wine have 120 calories per glass).
If you choose from these options and you stick to 5 units of alcohol, you will end up drinking about 425-600 calories (the equivalent of the reduction of carbohydrates and fat in your meal prior to drinking).