Glenn Hill Fitness
Specialist weight loss in the North East
I think by now hopefully we associate booze with weight gain and being unhealthy, the more booze the bigger belly and that's generally the way it goes. I like a drink and i say everything in moderation.
Unlike carbs, protein and fat your body can't store alcohol, therefore the oxidation of alcohol takes priority over other macronutrients. So while your liver is busy trying to ditch those beers you drank, the use of fat as fuel is almost entirely suppressed.
So no fat burning potentially for days after a big piss up, can ruin a diet??
Alcohol is usually calorie dense and these calories definitely add up, also alcohol dehydrates and suppresses testosterone. So good-bye abs and hello beer belly, basically booze can ruin your health and rob you of muscle if your drinking gets out of control.
The problem is most people forget to add up the calories in all of their drinks, also alcohol can increase your appetite. The more you drink, the easier it is to just say "balls to this diet i am having a dominos or big fat curry.
And as the song goes " if you like pina coladas something something something" forgot the words anyhoo, a big pina colada can have as much as 600 calories.
Lack of sleep too can reduce weight loss and shorten your life span.
Next time you are at the pub take a look around, these people that spend all of their time in the pub or eating take-aways:
What do they look like
What is their health like?
How happy are they?
Try it, it's not a pretty picture...
Even better, next time you are in Macdonald's, burger king, KFC look at the people around you, over half will be obese, most will have poor health, bad skin, poor hygiene.
Not all of course, and i have had the odd burger and kfc.
I have an alcoholic drink most weekends, however i train most days and generally eat well so the weekend booze isn't an issue.
Glenn(partial to a lager) Hill