Lady Gaga's Secret To Staying Fit? The "Drunk Diet"
She said: "I'm on the drunk diet. I like to drink whiskey and stuff while I'm working. But the deal is, I've got to work out every day, and I work out hung over if I'm hung over."
So, you know. It's Lady Gaga, so we're not going expect the most traditional of staying-healthy secrets from her. Also, her boyfriend, Luc Carl, "just signed up to write The Drunk Diet, about how he lost 40 pounds while still 'being a hard-drinking party maker,'" so there could be a convenient tie-in there.
Alcohol packs about 7 calories per gram, which add up quickly (especially since there are no nutrients in there). But the idea of alcohol-focused diets aren't new; "The Drinking Man's Diet" promotes regular drinking (of lower-carb liquors) on top of carb-less eating.
And working out while hungover? Providing you keep hydrated (maybe with something like Gatorade--which has high levels of electrolytes to help you rehydrate), a gentle workout can help ease hangover symptoms--if you have the stomach for it.
Have you ever worked out after having one cocktail too many the night before? Has the exercise helped or hurt?