We all know that consuming too much alcohol is not a good thing. For one, too much of it can cause irreparable damage to the liver, which processes everything that goes through our bodies. However, is there any truth in the belief that alcohol can make people fat?
You’re probably thinking – now where did this come from? It’s just that the weekend has been a hectic one for me, in social terms. We started partying on Friday night and continued for the next two nights. Naturally, this morning has not been kind to me. It got me thinking about the various effects that alcohol can have on the body.
Anyway, I looked it up and found material wherein someone actually sent in a very similar question: Will wine make me fat?
So what was the columnist’s answer? Yes, it can make you fat. This is due to the simple reason that wine – and many alcoholic drinks – contain calories, lots of them to be exact. So imagine drinking 4 or 5 units of alcohol a night. If you do this several times a week, without really exercising and eating healthily, those calories can easily accumulate and make you gain weight.
As a matter of fact, fitness experts and nutritionists have gone as far as to say that if you consume large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis and then if you cut down to one or two units a week, you would most certainly see an effect on your weight! What this means to us is simple – watching your alcohol intake can make a difference to your weight loss program.
Originally posted on May 8, 2011 @ 12:07 am