7. How and why does alcohol affect my weight?
Alcohol is higher in calories than most people realise, containing seven calories per gram, compared to protein and carbohydrate which have around four calories per gram and fat which has nine.2
The calorific nature of alcoholic drinks can be deceptive. A pint of beer can have as many calories as a Mars bar, and a large glass of white wine could be the same as an ice cream, so the calories in a few drinks can quickly add up
What’s more, calories in alcohol are considered ‘empty’ calories, as they don’t provide any nutrients.
It’s not just the calories in alcohol that can contribute to weight gain, it’s also the food we eat while drinking. Drinking less makes it easier to stick to your healthier meal choices, which in turn will have a positive impact on your weight.
The ways in which drinking less can make it easier to lose weight don’t end there. Whether you work out, jog or play sport, exercise is great way to help you lose weight, and there’s no question that drinking less will make exercising that bit easier.
At the end of the day nothing good comes from drinking alcohol hence why when you have a break it has a hugely positive results not only on your body but also on your mind helping you see and seize new opportunities, appreciate each new day and make dealing with all the challenges life throws at you so much easier.
What’s stopping you from giving alcohol-free living a try?!
This is what Geoff says about the effects of his giving drinking alcohol a break ( oh and a few lovely things about my coaching too of course!!)...
'Zoe is amazing. I cannot believe the difference she made to my life from my first session with her. She is understanding and non-judgmental. More importantly she is positive, motivating and inspiring. I have managed to lose 3 stone in 20 weeks. And I know that would not have happened without Zoe. Geoff Marsh. Dansam Ltd.