Alcohol stalls fat burning by 73%
While I was reading Men’s Health, Women’s Health and the latest Oxygen magazine this weekend camping, I came across a shocking stat: Alcohol consumption stalls metabolism of fat by 73%. When you ingest alcohol, the liver goes straight to breaking that alcohol down. Acetate is produced as a by-product which stalls fat metabolism.
So not only do you consume a lot of calories while drinking, you (meaning I) end up craving high fat, high calorie fast and/or junk food with something sweet (carrot cake). Talk about a double whammy! Just another reason to cut back on the booze! Which I have. I’m like down to 2-3 glasses on a Saturday night if I have anything at all!
Stat from: Lawrence Feinman and Charles S Lieber, Ethanol and lipid metabolism, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 70, No. 5, 791-792, November 1999 http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/70/5/791
June 22, 2009. Tags: alcohol, alcohol metabolism, article, blog, Diet, fat burning, fat loss, fatburning, fatloss, fitness, journal, lose weight, metabolism, weight-loss, weightloss. Diet, Interesting Articles.