This might feel like a big sacrifice for those looking to tone up for summer.

By Lauren Wicks
May 23, 2019

Jillian Michaels is 45 but her abs look about 20 years younger, proving age is just a number if you take care of your body. While mountain climbers and planks are great for increasing your core strength, Michaels says diet makes the biggest impact on drawing out those chiseled ab muscles. And one of her biggest tricks to getting a toned tummy has to do with alcohol.

"Don't drink too much alcohol," Michaels told POPSUGAR. "Really try to bring this to four drinks a week, tops."

Yes, we know, it’s summer and there are so many delicious boozy popsicles and festive bottled drinks to be enjoyed this season. But Michaels is on to something more than just sharing how she gets those Greek goddess abs.

Looking to get fit for summer?

More and more studies are finding that alcohol should be seen as more of a “treat,” and we’d be better off drinking less of it—or none at all. One 2018 study published in The Lancet found “the safe level of drinking is none.” While we aren’t suggesting you go cold turkey on your favorite glass of vino or cocktail, considering Michaels’ rule of no more than four drinks per week (or less!) could be better for your overall health (and your abs, apparently).

Luckily, we’ve put in the hard work for you, mixing up tasty summer mocktails in our test kitchen and tasting the most popular non-alcoholic beers to find the best booze-less brews. Don’t knock ‘em til you try them!