Alcohol is your worst enemy
Alcohol is a fat loss and muscle builders worst enemy.
First alcohol must be burned off before all food calories. So when you are going out to eat on Saturday night having your 3000 calories and downing a six this is truly the cause of your slowed progress. All the food calories you just ate are stored so that all the alcohol can be processed out of your system.
Second Alcohol is calorie dense and contains no nutritional value. 7 cals/gram but no actual food value or vitamin/mineral content.
Alcohol lowers protein synthesis.
Alcohol lowers testosterone while increasing estrogen. (YIKES!)
There are many other effects not to mention the loss of motivation the day following a binge.
I am not going to be the one to tell you to stop drinking all together, but I think you should keep it to 2-3 beers once a week at the most.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. ~Muhammad Ali
You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. ~Charles C. Noble
July 6th 2010: 225 lbs, 24% body fat
Nov 30th 2010: 181 lbs, 12% body fat
Dec 28th 2010: 177 lbs, 11% bf
Total weight loss 48 lbs.
Last edited by VitoVino; 02-03-2012 at 02:03 PM.
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