Body fat storage or accumulation depends for the most part on calories consumed and calories burned, but alcohol, given its lack of nutritional value and high amount of calories, is extremely counter-productive to losing all the fat on your body. If you are substituting food with alcohol, you cannot build or maintain muscle. Also, you cannot exercise drunk. Also, alcohol consumption raises estrogen levels in men and women and lowers testosterone levels in men.7 Suffice it to say, unless you abstain from alcohol you will severely curtail your progress and, most likely, will just give up trying to lose the fat on your body.
A social drink, one day per week at most, is acceptable but any excess or binge drinking will impede your progress drastically. Frankly, you’d be better off splurging on food one day per week than on alcohol. If you can keep your moderate social drinking down to every other week (twice a month) or less, you’ll be much better able to lose the fat on your body and keep it off. Keep in mind though that you’ll need to make efforts each time you consume alcohol to make up for, or undo, the calories you consumed through alcohol. It’s better to abstain from alcohol, as a general rule, if you want to lose all the excess fat from your body and keep it off.
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