Alcohol & Fat Loss
Alcohol is a big part of our culture. Most people are fine with drinking in moderation and won’t be negatively affected.
But you still need to remember that alcohol is technically a macronutrient and contains 7 calories per gram of alcohol. This means that even when mixing alcohol with 0 calorie mixers like vodka sodas for example, you are still taking in extra calories.
These calories offer zero benefit in terms of satiety. (Feeling full)
Since these calories aren’t making us feel full, we then decide that the late night Maccas run is actually a great idea.
Chances are, if you have had a few too many drinks you’re probably not too concerned about calories at this point in time so you order the burger, chips, nuggets and even an ice cream for good measure.
Now you have compounded all of the calories from you alcohol with the junk food.
Even if you have had a solid week of eating well and training hard, your progress has been minimised and the cycle repeats.
Enjoy alcohol in moderation by all means but understand that it always comes at a cost.