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Can I Drink Alcohol And Lose Weight?

Is It Possible To Drink Alcohol and Lose Weight?

Drink alcohol and lose weight? Is it possible? If the calories, themselves, were the only factor; the alcohol wouldn’t be such a culprit in your weight loss efforts.  After all, research has shown us that having the equivalent to one drink a day does offer certain cardiovascular benefits.  Unfortunately, there’s more to it than that.

First of all, the calories in alcohol are considered to be “empty” calories.  Alcohol doesn’t provide the vitamins and minerals that you get in healthy foods and each gram of alcohol has about seven calories.  Now, that’s before you consider any mixers you may be using.  Adding fruit juice, soda or a pina colada mix to your ounce of rum can turn up the sabotage dial very quickly.

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