Maybe. If you observe the longest lived people on earth (supercentenarian studies and the Blue Zones) with no heart disease or cancer, they tend to have some alcohol intake.
The Lancet published damning findings in 2016 showing that ANY intake of alcohol carried risk. And most teetotaler coaches preach to their clients for total abstinence while they themselves are on the verge on substance-abuse.
I, on the other hand, take a more balanced approach. Personally, I drink almost zero alcoholic drinks per year, yet recognize it can be used (to be clear, not ABused) for conservative stress management. I’ve done the calculations for clients before in order for them to fit in 9 alcoholic drinks per week while they still get leaner. So, I know that it can be dosed in such a way so as not to impede progress. Granted, this was done with control and foresight.
Does this mean to start mixing it in your protein shakes? I've seen it done. When you gotta hit macros, you gotta hit macros. If, however, you RELY on alcohol and shudder at the thought of reducing intake, then you may have a problem.
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