Tonight I'm going out with my friends/boyfriend, and I'm planning on drinking, because alcohol contains a lottttt of calories should I maybe not eat as much during the day to make sure I don't go drastically over my daily calorie intake?
Because I'm recovering from EDNOS, normally I would not eat breakfast or lunch, and only dinner if I knew I was going to be drinking, but I know this is really bad.
now I am no expert, but- DO NOT SKIP MEALS! If you know you will be drinking, perhaps pick lighter options, but DO NOT restrict calories and end up going way under your needs. DO NOT get super restrictive. It's not like you'll be drinking every night- you should be fine hun! have fun!
workout more the next day and eat very healthy. :)
Skipping meals would be a bad idea for two reasons:
1. It's just not healthy in the first place, you need to eat.
2. Drinking on an empty stomach will make the alcohol absorb quicker into your system, making you more drunk, quicker, on less alcohol. Being of a small build and female will make this even worse.
If you're really worried about it, follow vguz407's advice and just exercise a little more the next day (or slightly more for the rest of the week) and your calorie intake will even out.
I used to have that habit of drinking more than I eat (I was probably a classic drunkorexic) but one day, I drank waaaaay over my limit - something like 2 bottles of red wine, 4 flaming lamborghinis and 3 tequila shots. All in one night, without much of a glass of water or food the whole day. I ended up in the hospital and the doctor had to put me under the water drip and pumped out all the alcohol in me. Said that I could've died of alcohol poisoning if I didn't get there earlier due to my severe dehydration (I wasn't drinking much water regularly..) and also the high level of alcohol in me :/
That was a scary moment of my life. Definitely changed my viewpoint on this. I used to think it was alright but hey, it's not worth dying for. I was also robbed of $500 when I blacked out :( But I didn't really think about the money.. it was just an expensive life lesson for me.
I didn't tell my parents what happened or else they would've been sooo disappointed in me. But I told my friends about it and they definitely understand why I am not as big of a party girl as I was before.. lol.
Whenever I know that I'm gonna be drinking I always tend to eat a little bit less or just choose lighter options :) xx