Thursday, May 10, 2012

So I was doing a little bit of research on how Alcohol affects weight loss. I was surprised to see a consistency in the outcome of my readings in that alcohol in of itself won't cause weight loss. In fact, the carbs and sugars in your drink might not either! It appears that when you drink Alcohol your body produces acetate and this is when your fat burning process turns off. This is why eating pizza AND drinking beer is so bad. Your body isn't burning fat because of the acetate so everything is going directly to fat storage.

Read the full article here.

Here is a quick summary.

•A small portion of the alcohol is converted into fat. Of the 24 grams of alcohol consumed in this study, roughly 3% was turned into fat.

•Your liver then converts most of the alcohol into acetate.

•The acetate is released into your bloodstream and takes precedence over the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate, and fat.

So it's not the carbs, or the sugar, it's the fact that your body is shutting down the fat burning process that we know as you metabolism.


  1. Thanks for this summary and link Jim! I hadn't known this before (well I knew it was a bad thing but didn't know why!!!)



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