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Posted by: SSS | 2011-04-12

Alcohol

How much of a stumbling block is alcohol consumption for weight loss? How " fattening"  is it exaclty (in comparisson to other foods/drinks) ??

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Dear SSS
The energy content of the so-called macronutrients is as follows: carbohydrates 16 kJ per gram, proteins 17 kJ per gram, fat 37 kJ per gram and alcohol contains 29 kJ per gram. Thus alcohol is second in line after fat when it comes to providing energy to the human body. Most slimming diets suggest that the person using the diet should either cut out all alcohol or restrict intake to 1-2 drinks a week to save on energy intake.
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Posted by: kasandra | 2011-04-12

I manage to lose weight easily just by giving up alcohol. The weight just drop off cause its all extra calories.

It also increase the appetite.

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011-04-12

Dear SSS
The energy content of the so-called macronutrients is as follows: carbohydrates 16 kJ per gram, proteins 17 kJ per gram, fat 37 kJ per gram and alcohol contains 29 kJ per gram. Thus alcohol is second in line after fat when it comes to providing energy to the human body. Most slimming diets suggest that the person using the diet should either cut out all alcohol or restrict intake to 1-2 drinks a week to save on energy intake.
Best regards
DietDoc

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