Drinking alcohol and still losing weight is possible. The secret is to pick the right drink and the correct number of drinks over the week. Most dieters can still lose weight with 2 drinks on 2 or possibly 3 days. Drinking on weekends is much better than during the week. It’s the routine daily drinking after work, while preparing dinner, for stress and non-socially that causes troubles. Drinking not only increases appetite but decreases metabolism.