Alcohol and Losing Weight | Is Alcohol Bad for Weight Loss?
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It’s not just important from a vanity perspective, but being overweight can cause you to be at risk for extremely serious health conditions that can cut your life short.
There are some obvious ways to maintain a healthy weight, like cutting calories and getting more exercise, but what about the less apparent lifestyle factors and habits you have that could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts?
One example is alcohol and losing weight. Is alcohol bad for weight loss? Is it possible to drink alcohol and lose weight?
The following provides an overview of the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, and also what you should know about alcohol and weight loss.
- If you’re drinking and then you don’t feel well the next day, you’re going to be less likely to physically active or exercise.
- Drinking alcohol and weight loss don’t go well together because alcohol can change the way your body burns fat. When you drink your body is more focused on breaking down alcohol rather than burning fat. Also, instead of burning fat, your body is burning the calories from the alcohol so it will take you longer to lose weight.
- Alcohol can lower testosterone levels in your body, and this is a hormone that’s important for losing weight and gaining lean muscle.
- Not only does alcohol lower your inhibitions about the food choices you make, but it can also increase your appetite.
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