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Alcohol and Weight Loss

Can You Have Both?

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  • Lots of good reasons to quit drinking - 3/20/2013 9:19:58 AM
  • KO2063
    Alcohol will stop the burning of all other fats for a period up to 16 hours or longer. A swiss study 25 years ago publishing in the NEJM based on research where they hooked up the people after drinking to masks and monitored thier expiated gas levels indicated that they were burning the alcohol first not anything else. IT all makes sense It is cleaner and more available than everything else and needs no conversion.

    KO - 3/3/2013 6:07:16 PM
  • RAKESHKANODIA
    if you are on a weight loss program never ever try to drink alcohol regularly
    you can have a drink twice a month - 2/13/2013 3:19:33 AM
  • RAKESHKANODIA
    i was doing lot of workout in home and spending good time in gym but consuming the alcohol as well , now after reading this all decided to stop drinking regularly
    Thank u - 2/13/2013 3:17:39 AM
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  • So it sounds like the reason I'm unable to lose my stubborn belly fat is probably because I drink too much. I have a habit of having a rum and diet pepsi every night (or two) and I've known for a long time that i need to break that habit. Maybe after reading this article I'll be able to cut back and finally lose this fat that has deposited all around mu midsection. - 1/28/2013 9:37:39 PM
  • So it sounds like the reason I'm unable to lose my stubborn belly fat is probably because I drink too much. I have a habit of having a rum and diet pepsi every night (or two) and I've known for a long time that i need to break that habit. Maybe after reading this article I'll be able to cut back and finally lose this fat that has deposited all around mu midsection. - 1/28/2013 9:31:38 PM
  • GKASHMIRA
    Is there a citation/source for this information:

    "When the body is focused on processing alcohol, it is not able to properly break down foods containing carbohydrates and fat. Therefore, these calories are converted into body fat and are carried away for permanent storage on your body."

    This part doesn't make sense to me since the body must fully digest food and break it down before it can be stored as fat. I would love to see a reference to the scientific research. Thanks! - 12/26/2012 6:18:06 PM
  • KEN6543
    ok this really doesnt help me much ..yes we should drink we know , but people like to socialize , so how do we minimize calories while still being able to mingle and have a few ? - 11/28/2012 1:02:07 PM
  • APRILHOLLY
    This article is 100% spot on. I don't drink very often, but, when I do go out for a "girls night" I absolutely, run into every one of these problems with drinking. And the next day, in order to try to "cure" the hangover, I tend to eat not so healthy in order to ease the hangover. Which of course never happens. Thank you for the insight and article. - 10/15/2012 1:55:27 PM
  • Phew! I'm glad I don't drink atall! - 10/14/2012 1:22:18 AM
  • Interesting comments.. not so much article, especially when the lead in talks about having an occasional drink. I think if you are able to balance and factor in the calories, then it is good. I have found that alcohol slows down my weight loss simply because if I have a glass of wine as soon as I get home from work, I don't want to go for a jog or exercise, but I don't know if I would even do those things after a tough day anyway.

    A glass of wine isn't bad, and I'd rather get antioxidants from that then green tea, lol. But its the heavier drinks that are best saved for a special event, like a girls night out, but it can be factored in, like treat points. If you are allowed to treat yourself to a cookie everyday or a piece of cake once a week (which SP says is OK), why not alcohol? I'd rather have a glass of wine then a cookie honestly, and it's measured and I don't deviate from my plan, so why not. - 10/13/2012 3:02:35 PM
  • So, am I reading this right .. . . if alcohol has very few calories per ounce (shot), then one Rum & diet soda would be a better choice than the fruity flavored mixed drinks. - 10/13/2012 1:06:38 PM
  • It's been proven that the color of the beer is not indicative of the amount of calories you are consuming in beer. Not all dark beers have more calories than light. Guinness is a dark beer is often an example of a dark beer with fewer calories than other lighter colored (craft) beers.

    The article is right, however, in that I never lose weight while drinking. A week and a half ago, I managed to go to a festival in which I drank about five beers, and managed to maintain my weight.... mostly because I didn't eat any extra food that day. All my meals were at different times, but I didn't consumer anymore than usual. That was a huge triumph for me. :) - 10/2/2012 4:44:41 PM
  • I agree with ELBALL - there should have been better advice, not just "don't drink," LOL! I am not for anyone overindulging, and I completely agree that's not healthy. However, the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption are there; I grew up that way (in a European household, where beer, wine and occasional liquor are normal and, in the family home, consumed in moderation - not demonized as often happens in "politically correct" America), and I never stopped drinking as I lost 40 lbs. over about a one-year period (starting in Dec. 2010) and have kept it off (yes, while drinking) ever since. Just like the "cut carbs" craze, it's not about alcohol - good health and sustainable weight loss are about BALANCE and getting into healthy routines. Find what works for you! - 9/18/2012 3:19:03 PM

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