Why Alcohol and Weightloss Don’t Mix


There are many reasons why alcohol and weight loss are not a good combination. One reason is alcohol has the highest amount of calories, when compared to other beverages.  Statistics show one glass of wine or a single beer can affect your weight loss efforts.

Did you know drinking alcohol can increase your appetite? Alcohol can delay your progress and promote fat storage. As soon as you drink, your body uses up stored glucose in your liver, and thus, this increases appetite. This often can lead to gravitating towards the nearest snack.

Researchers from the University of Liverpool studied the appetite stimulating effects of alcohol.  Researchers found that individuals who drank alcoholic drinks consumed on average 30 percent more calories. Researchers also found that drinking triggers impulse snacking.

Looking for tips to lose the booze? Try these tips for ditching alcohol:

Plan ahead. Order a non-alcoholic drink, and you can have it refilled without having to announce what you are drinking.

Think before you drink. Liquid calories are ingested easily, so one can consume way over the recommended amount without realizing it.  Try replacing alcoholic beverages with low or no-calorie drinks, such as water, unsweetened tea or Premium Protein Shakes.

Remember your wellness and fitness goals. Alcohol, while it does help to induce sleep, it does not induce deep sleep, resulting in fatigue. The next day, you may feel sluggish keeping you from exercising. So, before you drink, think about your health and fitness goals.

This information is for educational purposes only. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.

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