Alcohol and Weight Loss
Why you have to put down the booze if you want to lose.
Posted by Dr. Mark Dedomenico on Friday, September 18, 2009
No gripes, no excuses and no complaints. When all my patients come into the 20/20 Lifestyles program to lose weight, I make a point to say there is absolutely no alcohol during active weight loss. A couple of weight lifter buddies of mine in college knew that beer was a means of excess calories that were just going to give their abs that flat affect. So they had decided to cut out all food for dinner and simply replace those calories with beer to continue to lose weight and get defined. All I can say is I would love to see their livers now. Guess what happened! Even though they cut out their night calories to make room for the beer calories, they could not budge the scale and their body fat percentage was actually increasing. What was going on here?
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