Truth about Alcohol, How Fattening is that Key Summer Ingredient

Debunked by LabShapers

People want to know how fattening alcohol is and how it affects your progress

We have been getting lots of questions regarding alcohol and weight loss lately. Every time Outdoor parties, vacations and summer time pop up, alcohol is a key ingredient. People want to know how fattening alcohol is, how it affects muscle growth, and most importantly how to limit the damage, if any 🙂

No booze? miss out on a lot of fun

Most people obsessed with fitness and health tend to miss out on a lot of fun due to avoiding alcohol 🙂 Several people rather stay “safe” at home away from temptation, than go out and have a few drinks with the mates!

It’s mostly bullshit

Pretty unfortunate, for the wrong reasons. But understandable, Magazines and “experts” make u believe that a few drinks will shrink your muscles, make you sterile, and leave you with a grotesque beer gut. The truth? It’s mostly bullshit. No big surprise when we’re dealing with freaky fitness mainstream guru’s that just won’t put things into the right perspective, even if their life depended on it.

Lean while drinking on a regular basis

What if, you could stay lean while drinking on a regular basis? Well the TEF (thermic effect of food) of alcohol a close to protein (20-35%). The increased thermogenesis resulting from alcohol intake is partly mediated by catecholamines. Labelled as 7.1 calories per gram would give a real value of 5.7 calories.

Fat storage via alcohol is difficult

The effect of alcohol on fat storage is actually very similar to that of carbs. By suppressing fat oxidation, it enables easier dietary fat storage. However, while conversion of carbs to fat may only occur when glycogen stores are saturated, Fat storage via alcohol consumption seems less likely because of the tremendous conversion difficulty of the substance.

Rubbish in conjunction causes fat gains

Alcohol is converted to acetate by the liver. The acetate oxidation takes precedence over other nutrients and is processed to carbon dioxide and water. Despite being a potent inhibitor of lipolysis, Acetate alone cannot cause fat gain by itself. It’s the rubbish people eat in conjunction with drinking that causes fat gain. Hungry after a few drinks? Go all out on some lean protein!

Consume lean drinks

Cognac, gin, rum, scotch, tequila, vodka and whiskey are all basically zero carb. And in the next post, We will reveal how you can make alcohol work for fat loss 🙂 Without having to count calories and while drinking as much as you want…

Stay tuned, and remember to always drink in moderation!

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a group of science nerds, tired of being out of shape. We were bullied, made fun of, No more! We debarked on a journey. A journey of seeking the truth. Not as jocks, but as scientists. Learn from us and be amazed...

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