What Happens When You Drink


I decided to read up on this since I’m thinking about a bottle of red tonight…despite being ill for the last week+ (hence no Dear Diary workout/eating posts – no appetite, no gym).  I was supposed to fly to Montreal to visit my brother, go to museums, housewarming party, fireworks…but canceled a few hours ago because I was ill.  The Dean of Students actually sent me home early, and followed it up with an email about “secondary infection”.  Guess that’s what happens when you work/attend a medical school.

Anyways, this is what happens when you have a drink..and then another…and so on. 

On the brighter side, I got to leave early, and play a role in a video being made by the school for my orientation week in 2 weeks (I got a summer job planning orientation at my school).  I play a lab tech.


August 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Interesting Articles. 1 comment.

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Interesting Articles. 1 comment.

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