First, let me preface by saying that I’m not saying that you have a drinking problem.
All I’m saying is that you might have a problem with drinking.
I mean, golly gee willikers at the amount of wine some of you drink!
How terrible are your relationships, rotten are your kids, and horrible your work life that you feel compelled to drown away your sorrows in bottle after bottle of vino?!
While alcohol is making you find me even more devilishly handsome (trust me, you don’t need liquor for that) and less inhibited to slide into my direct messages on various social media platforms (keep drinking, ladies!), it’s not doing anything for your figure.
See, at 7 calories per gram, alcohol has the highest energy content behind dietary fat (9 calories per gram). However, unlike dietary fat and the other macronutrients, all seven of alcohol’s calories are empty and have no nutritional value.
Oh yeah, alcohol is also toxic.
Yeah, toxic…like your family members…your family members who are the cause of your drinking in the first place!
Now, because alcohol is a toxic substance, it doesn’t get stored in the body like food calories. Instead, the acetate it’s broken down into must be eliminated as soon as possible. What this means is that the metabolism immediately goes from burning off the calories from your last meal to breaking down that “Two-Buck Chuck” that you decided to treat yo’self to and are drunk-crying about on your kitchen floor because you suddenly realized that the decision to buy it is going to place a serious financial strain on your broke ass.
On top of alcohol pause buttoning the body’s ability to burn fat, it also affects satiety and impairs self-control, which results in you not only consuming more calories but also eating fattening foods you know damn well you’re not supposed to.
What does all of this add up to? Continue reading Let’s Keep It Casual: Handling Alcohol W/O Alcohol Love-Handling You