The Silly Season is Approaching!

As summer approaches, so does our longing for the perfect summer body. At this time of year, everyone seems to be more concerned about the way they look. As the sun comes out and our clothes come off, hitting the beach with a new-look body becomes a great motivational tool.

However, with the sunshine also comes the BBQs, the beer gardens and the late-night drinking. Silly season is approaching and as we’re sat in the sun working on our tan, we’re also unconsciously working on our gut.

That ‘quick beer’ to parch your thirst in the summer heat is actually the equivalent of 100-200 calories, which is like a chocolate chip cookie or two slices of bread. A day spent drinking and you could unconsciously end up eating a whole loaf… or a whole box of cookies. The same goes for wine, which is also absolutely packed with sugar. If you want to watch your calorie intake then opt for white spirits with tonic.

However, whatever you’re drinking, it’s also wise to remember your limits – both for your body and your safety. Drink driving during the summer months, rises to astronomical levels. The legal limit for fully licensed car drivers is 0.05 g/100ml, which means 0.05g of alcohol in every 100ml of blood. Having one beer, then half a beer every hour can be enough to send some people over this limit. The morning after a heavy drinking session, it’s also likely that your alcohol level can be above this limit – so drink in moderation and never drive.

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