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Does alcohol make you gain weight?
Sure, we know that most heavy drinkers will develop a hefty beer gut or wine tummy. But even if you don鈥檛 consume massive amounts of alcohol, you could still be subjecting yourself to serious weight gain. Here鈥檚 why. 1. Alcohol has A LOT of calories. 2. Alcohol messes with your metabolism. 3. Alcohol makes you hungry. 4.
Does alcohol turn into fat?
In fact, a very small percentage of the calories you drink from alcohol itself are turned into fat. The main effect of alcohol is to reduce the amount of fat your body can burn for energy, she explains. You are basically shutting down your metabolism, which then leads to weight gain.
How does alcohol make you hungry?
The absorption of nutrients and burning of fat is interrupted. A recent discovery shows that alcohol has an effect on an area of the brain that provokes hunger. When alcohol is consumed, the brain鈥檚 hunger signals may be distorted, leading to an increased motivation to eat despite consuming calories from alcohol.
Is alcohol really bad for your weight loss goals?
Post-work drinks, summer Friday cocktails and cottage weekend benders are frequent occurrences, and they can all spell trouble for your weight management goals. 鈥淎lcohol is just empty calories,鈥?says Abby Langer, a Toronto-based registered dietitian.