What is the best way to lose weight? Do you wait until you can pinch an inch and then go on a crash diet? Should you weigh your food and preplan all meals, never snacking between? Perhaps it is best to be proactive and work toward a balanced diet and exercise lifestyle. Eating sensibly most of the time, enjoying a variety of exercise and most importantly activities you enjoy. Tammi Jacobs, Health and Wellness Expert gives easy to follow diet secrets.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Effects of Alcohol on Weight Loss?
What effect does alcohol have on weight loss?
Alcohol has 7 calories per gram and metabolizes much like fat. More importantly they are all empty calories as alcohol has no vitamins or mineral. Many alcoholic beverages have high sugar content. Alcohol can also inhibit your self control which may lead to overeating. To put in blunt - alcohol slows your metabolism, reduces appetite self control and encourages over eating.
If you are attempting to lose weight and one of your dieting tools is reduction in food intake, it is best to choose foods that are categorized as a good source of vitamins and minerals and not empty calories. Alcoholic beverages with the lowest calories are 12 oz. of light bear, 5 oz. wine or 1 oz. of liquor: each containing approximately 100 calories. Tammi Jacobs, Health and Wellness Expert Owner, Results Health and Fitness Center