Alcohol and training

Last week alcohol and bodybuilding was discussed. This week is somewhat of a continuation. If you are someone who works out but imbibes habitually or just now and then, keep reading.

Alcohol is a carbohydrate, but it does not convert to glucose like most carbs do. Instead it converts into a fatty acid and is consequently more likely to be stored in the body as fat. So, if you drink alcohol and exercise, you are effectively putting your metabolism on hold.

The caloric content of alcohol is seven calories per gramme. A shot of gin contains around 110 calories, while a 12 oz beer contains 146 calories, 13 grammes of carbs, and some vitamins and minerals…..

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