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Feel Like I'M Cheating -- It Got So Easy



I knew that alcohol had calories but didn't listen and drank daily anyway. Then I gave up alcohol and like magic, the weight started to come off. I've more than doubled the rate on my 2nd 10 lbs vs my 1st 10 lbs lost when I was drinking. It feels like I am cheating! And when not drinking, I'm less likely to overeat and more likely to get some exercise in. Plus with the extra calories available for my daily allotment - I have more choices in the foods I eat.

More Information:

Alcohol itself is high in calories—7 calories per gram, almost as much as fat (9 calories per gram) and more than carbs or protein (about 4 per gram).
Our bodies processes alcohol first, before fat, protein, or carbs - so this slows down the fat burning process.

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    Totally agree! Today is my day one of no alcohol for thirty days. I'm anxious to find out the results! - by SONYAMARIA
    Omg! I so know what you mean! I would drink twice a week. It was nothing major, a couple of rum w/ diet coke. The drinks, themselves, aren't too bad, it was the ravenous appetite, I would have following. I've never smoked weed, so I couldn't compare the two....but honestly, why doesn't alcohol get more of a rep for stimulating appetite. They claim it distorts portion control (and sure it does), but they need to mention it's because you literally feel like you haven't eaten all day. In conclusion, I am giving up alcohol, at least for a while, because of my lack of control around the bread bag. I may treat myself once-a-month to my rum...depending on how my weight looks, during that time. - by ALICECRIES
  • Hi, I just gave up beer, bread and beer 8 days ago. My goal is 2 pounds a week. I realize that I had to give them up to make it. emoticon - by SHAYBURT

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