Rule #5 - Lay off the sauce.
Party boy, are we? If you’re serious about losing weight and getting lean you’d better take the effects of alcohol on the body seriously. "Alcohol causes fat to be stored instead of being used for energy. Essentially, your body will put a hold on the digestion of any food until the liver can excrete the alcohol," he says. Alcohol also hurts you in two other areas. "It is a diuretic which dehydrates you and reduces energy levels. It also can decrease testosterone in our bodies which is critical for creating muscle," he adds. Next time you're planning a guys-night, stick to one or two light beers or a hard liquor with a diet soda mixer.