Alcohol and fat burning

Alcohol and fat burning
A large number of people use alcohol as a sedative for stress, as a mandatory drink for meeting friends, alcohol is a mandatory companion of any holiday, and just an "evening" glass. In this article, some facts about the effect of alcohol on the body.

Drinking alcohol is part of human culture. However, there are many documented harmful effects: decreased potency, diabetes, liver disease of various degrees, and mental retardation. Although in many cases all these effects occur with severe abuse, for many there is a reason to stay away from it.

The effect of alcohol on body composition is not often discussed. In its pure form, ethyl alcohol contains seven calories per gram! But feasts are accompanied by more than one glass. Which in total greatly affects the energy balance. The body primarily uses calories from alcohol, stopping the fat burning process. Moreover, alcoholic calories are not stored in the form of glycogen, which means that when they are too much, some of these calories are stored in fat. If you lose weight, alcohol is your enemy.

If you need a drink, wine is an acceptable option. Naturally dry. But... A little about the numbers, so that it was clearer than alcohol is so terrible for those who want to dry up.

Think about it! Protein and carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram, fat has 9 calories per gram, and alcohol has 7 (seven!) calories per gram!
But unlike proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, alcohol does not contain the nutrients for a healthy metabolism. In any alcoholic beverage, the calories are in a very concentrated form, which does not intentionally lead to excessive intake of calories. After all, a person drinking alcohol is not saturated, as from ordinary food. But the level of insulin increases, which leads to fat accumulation. As soon as insulin "cleans up" the accepted alcoholic calories, there is a strong feeling of hunger. T. K. a person is under the influence of alcohol (even if they do not think so, and if they weaken their thinking, they will), their self-control weakens, and this leads to the use of "wrong" food, such as fast food. This diet leads to additional calories, in addition to those already obtained. This is where your motivation is already fast asleep.

I will not tell you how alcohol affects the liver, there are thousands of articles about it. But I will draw your attention to one detail. If you train hard or go on a diet, then the body has a lot of processes associated with catabolism. And these are decay products. And the breakdown products in the blood are intoxication. You do not feel it because the liver takes the hit. It is she who fights for the purity of your body. The liver processes toxins, breaks down fat for fuel. And if the liver is loaded with alcohol? What will happen to her? It will "fall off"!

When drinking alcohol, testosterone drops, which has a powerful fat-burning mechanism. Whenever you drink alcohol, you lower your fat-burning potential. Plus, a lower level of testosterone means less muscle mass, which means less metabolism. After all, with a high metabolism, more calories are burned, and with a low metabolic rate, it becomes more difficult to lose fat.

And now the most interesting thing, if you decide to drink.

4-5% beer:
14 milligrams of sodium (1%).
12.6 g of carbohydrates (4%).
1.6 grams of protein.
14.2 milligrams of calcium.
96.1 g of potassium.
Total calories: 153 (includes 97 calories from alcohol).
Beer Lite:
14 milligrams of sodium.
5.9 g of carbohydrates.
0.98 grams of protein.
14.4 milligrams of calcium.
75.6 milligrams of potassium.
Total calories: 105 (includes 78 calories from alcohol).
One glass of dessert wine (sweet) contains:

9 milligrams of sodium.
14.1 g of carbohydrates.
0.1 milligrams of calcium.
0.9 milligrams of potassium.
Total calories: 165 (includes 110 calories from alcohol).
One glass of table wine contains:

7 milligrams of sodium.
4 grams of carbohydrates.
0.1 gram of protein.
11.8 milligrams of calcium.
146.5 milligrams of potassium.
Total calories: 124 (including 108 from alcohol).
A glass of gin (40% alcohol) contains:

1 milligram of potassium.
Total calories: 113 from alcohol.
A glass of rum (40% alcohol) contains:

1 g of potassium.
Total calories: 113 from alcohol.
A glass of vodka (40% alcohol) contains:

1 milligram of potassium.
Total calories: 113 from alcohol.
A shot of whiskey (40% alcohol) contains:

1 milligram of potassium.
Total calories: 113 from alcohol.
A glass of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur contains:

5.8 grams of fat (3.5 grams of this saturated fat).
14 milligrams of cholesterol.
33 milligrams of sodium.
7.4 grams of carbohydrates.
1.2 grams of protein.
Total calories: 121 (including 35 from alcohol).
A glass of schnapps (40% alcohol) contains:

7 grams of carbohydrates.
Total calories: 100 (including 70 from alcohol).
A shot glass of Curacao (35% alcohol) contains:

6 g of carbohydrates.
Total calories: 95 (including 56 from alcohol).
A shot glass of Amaretto (38% alcohol) contains:

17 g of carbohydrates.
Total calories: 110 (including 42 from alcohol).
What follows from what is written?
Drink alcohol with a lower calorie content, as well as a lower percentage of alcohol (wine, for example). Less will be consumed, which means lower overall caloric intake.

Avoid high-calorie liquors. They are very deceptive (despite the pleasant taste), they will add a huge contribution to the total calorie content.

Keep healthy food on hand when drinking. As already mentioned, alcohol will weaken the bans and cause an appetite.

If you drink beer, try a lower alcohol content. In addition, drink diet sodas with various cocktails to significantly reduce the calorie content of these drinks.

Drink water between alcoholic beverages. This will increase the feeling of satiety and can help prevent excessive alcohol consumption.

P.S. The most important thing is not to abuse and be able to prioritize!
Anabolism and catabolism as tame.
Vitamins. As they are destroyed.

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