Tip: Can Drinking Alcohol Make You Fat

Since alcohol is basically a sugar and gets into the bloodstream fast, the excess sugar from alcohol is deposited as fat, especially around your waist.

How Alcohol Makes You FatSince alcohol is basically a sugar and gets into the bloodstream fast, the excess sugar from alcohol is deposited as fat, especially around your waist.  With no nutritional gain from alcoholic beverages, the calories don’t count toward your daily caloric needs.

Here’s what the average 100 calories of alcohol will serve up:

  • 12 ounces of beer
  • 5 ounces of wine
  • 1.5 ounces of hard liquor

Call to Action:

Don’t consume alcoholic beverages as if they are a nutritional benefit because of the other ingredients, like grapes in wine.

Also, excess alcohol can impede your senses, which might lead you to overeat during meals or make unhealthy food choices.

To your wellness,

Lynn

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