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Does drinking alcohol cause weight gain?

Does drinking alcohol cause weight gain?

YES: Have you ever heard of "beer belly"? Alcohol has lots of calories that your body does not need for nourishment, and it's easy to forget this when drinking. Here's an article & list: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/alcohol_and_nutrition/page3.Htm#weight the more sweet and exotic drinks are even more fattening than those listed here. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Will alcohol alone cause weight gain?

Will alcohol alone cause weight gain?

If drunk to excess: Alcohol has large amounts of calories drunk in large quantities weight gain can occur. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the connection between alcohol consumption and weight gain?

Drink your calories: Alcohol contains calories and calories translate into pounds. 3500 calories equals on pound. So when you drink alcohol it goes directly toward your daily caloric intake. You can check the labels on your beer or other bottle drinks. You can look up calorie info on mixed drinks. Good rule of thumb is if you are trying to lose weight- dont drink your calories :). ...Read more

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Even though i've stopped consuming empty calories from alcohol i've gained weight since quitting, why is this happening?

Even though i've stopped consuming empty calories from alcohol i've gained weight since quitting, why is this happening?

Increase eating: Eating may be filling the void left by alcohol, find other ways to feel good, regular exercise, getting out house, being with "healthy people". ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause an increase in weight gain?

Depends: Alcohol has a carbohydrate effect & stimulates Insulin release which depresses blood sugar and stimulates hunger. Insulin release also turns off breakdown of fat as a backup energy source in the body. Over time this can lead to increased intake, quick deposition of energy as fat stores and eventual weight gain. The skinny alcoholic exists because they seldom spend money on food. ...Read more

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How to reduce weight gain while drinking alcohol nightly?

How to reduce weight gain while drinking alcohol nightly?

Difficult: It would depend how much and how often one is drinking. This is a big sabotage to many people trying to loose weight. Obviously the more physically active the better, and the better one eats other than the drinking. ...Read more

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How does increased weight reduce the effect of alcohol on a person?

How does increased weight reduce the effect of alcohol on a person?

It's about volume.: Because alcohol travels throughout your whole body, and heavier people have a larger body volume, it takes a larger volume of alcohol to have an effect. It's not that the effect won't occur, it's just that it takes more alcohol to reach that effect. ...Read more

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Weight gain program?

And?: Are you looking for one? Why? What is your goal? Do you have a medical problem? ...Read more

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Weight gain after valleyfever?

Weight gain after valleyfever?

Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc. ...Read more

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