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Can I Drink Alcohol and Still Lose Weight?

Did you drink alcohol while you were losing weight?

We’ve been told that we can’t do a lot of things in our society if we’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle or lose a little weight.

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But I tried restrictive dieting for years and let me tell you it never resulted in a healthier lifestyle. Restrictive dieting actually led to the opposite. In my experience extreme restriction resulted in other extreme behaviors like binging and overeating.

Your healthy weight is the one you can maintain without obsession, restriction, and rigidity. Armed with a new philosophy, past knowledge, and a healthier mental outlook I set out with the desire to obtain a healthier more active lifestyle by filling my body with more nutrient dense food.

I still drank on my journey to weight loss. Honestly, I think I had Kahlua with chocolate coconut milk almost every night for two weeks when I first started. As surprising as it may be I still ate all my favorite foods like pizza, French fries, and chicken nuggets. I just begin to find ways to make my favorite diet staples in a healthier way and I paid better attention to my portions.

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Little things like cutting out second servings was hard in the beginning. I had a hard time feeling full. Then I begin trying to get two or more vegetable servings with every meal and I no longer felt restricted or deprived but liberated and full! This was a way of eating that I could absolutely maintain for a lifetime!

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Now, there were things that I did avoid in the beginning because I had a difficult time moderating healthy portions. Even in healthier forms I struggled with large portion sizes at first. But the longer, I have been in maintenance the more my obsessive desire for those things fades.


Here are a few of my favorite “healthier” drinks! 

  • 100% pure agave tequila or Tito’s vodka with soda water and lime
  • A good skinny margarita (no syrups) I have a recipe for this in my book Instant Loss cookbook 
  • A glass of Pinot noir
  • A good Cabernet 
  • Merlot 
  • Chardonnay 
  • I also really enjoy a good spiked seltzer, I usually grab a case of Truly’s at Costco for parties

Overall, my best advice is to find is to find a way of eating that you can comfortably follow for the rest of your life. Diets may result in temporary success. If it’s only a temporary way of eating then chances are your results will only be temporary too.

Here’s your reminder that it’s okay to LIVE your life in the midst of working toward big goals! 

Start Here Before/After instantloss.comBrittany Williams has taken the weight loss world by storm with her best-selling Instant Loss Cookbook. After reaching a peak weight of 260 pounds and spending a lifetime struggling with obesity, yo-yo dieting, autoimmune diseases, and chronic fatigue, Brittany changed her relationship with food and lost an astonishing 125 pounds in a year through diet alone.

Brittany’s latest book, Instant Loss Eat Real, Lose Weight shows how to make this a sustainable lifestyle with kid and family-friendly meals—from Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal to Cowboy Chili to Easy 2-Minute Pork Chops. Members of her growing community have reported losing 50 and even 100 pounds themselves, and this cookbook will help others achieve similar success with simple, delicious meals, nearly all ready in 30 minutes or less.


  1. Hi there,
    I was thinking about ordering one of your cookbooks. Will you give me advice on which of the 2 would be better for me?
    I have an Instant Pot that I have used only once. I love to cook and I use a bunch of different equipment. It makes me a little nervous to use it .LOL.
    It’s just me and my husband, so are the recipes something that can be for just 2 people?
    Thank you

    1. Hello Susie,
      Thank you so much for reaching out! Trust me once you start using your Instant Pot you are going to LOVE it! Here is a blog post I wrote awhile back describing the differences between my cookbooks: https://instantloss.com/the-difference-between-my-books/
      Hope you find this post helpful as you make the decision as to which book is best for you at this time. Of course I love them both!

  2. Thank you Brittany! Last week I had gone to the bookstore to purchase a cookbook to help me begin a Paleo Diet that my cardiologist had recommended and I wanted to use my IP that my hub had bought me maybe 6 months ago that I had never used. I was having difficulty finding such a book, and as I was about to leave my 2nd store, my eyes fell on your Instant Loss book 2. I began to leaf through it and felt I had “hit home!’ Since my hub was out in the car, I hurriedly flipped thru enough to satisfy my wondering and headed to the register to purchase. I have not been disappointed, the more I have read, the night I actually cooked my 1st roast in my IP, it was deliciously tender and the veggies were perfect. I then ordered your first book and await its’ arrival tomorrow in the mail. Thank you, and I will be awaiting getting your weekly emails and continuing to learn from all of the posts on FB as well. I did subscribe today. Thank you so much for all you are doing for so many! Blessings!

    1. Hello Florence,
      Thank you so much for reaching out and sharing your story. I appreciate all of your kind words and support! It means the world to me! I am super excited to hear about your journey to wellness and what recipes you fall in love with the most! Wishing you all the best!

  3. I’m really enjoying your Instant Loss and Instant Loss on a Budget cookbooks and the recipes I’ve tried so far are so flavorful and delicious!

    I do have a question thought. Is there a substitute when baking for eggs? Unfortunately, I found out recently I’m allergic to many things; gluten, yeast and eggs being just a few of them.

    If you have the time to lead me in the right direction, I’d greatly appreciate it. I’d like to still use your recipes, just subbing for the things I can’t have.

    Thank you for making this transition into a new way of eating so much easier.

    1. Hello Bethany,
      Thanks so much for reaching out. First of all I am so sorry to hear that you are allergic to eggs that super sucks. There unfortunately is not a 1-1 substitute for eggs across all recipes, but usually when baking you can substitute a flax egg or a chia egg and that will get you to where you want to go with a recipe. I’d say 9 times out of 10, but there will always be that 10th recipe when you can always tell it’s not really working correctly. But overall I would say that you could substitute the eggs when baking and most of my recipes in my cookbooks and on the website are gluten-free. Wishing you all the best, and I hope that helps.

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