Monday, February 22, 2010

Answers to Permanent Weight Loss Questions

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. All in all, 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
Results Health and Fitness Center, Chandler Arizona