By Adrian Bryant

8 Reasons Alcohol Makes You Fat

does alcohol make you fat

1. Alcohol makes your body produce more estrogen

Estrogen promotes fat storage and lowers your testosterone levels

2. Alcohol increases your appetite

The more you eat the fatter you get and alcohol only makes you want to eat more of these bad foods here and… That's why some restaurants offer you alcohol before a meal to get you to order more food.

3. Alcohol slows down your 'fat-burning' metabolism

Your liver has to convert the alcohol you drink into acetate and then the acetate becomes your body's main source of energy so instead of burning off ugly fat for energy… Acetate is now used meaning you do not burn any fat.

One study has already showed your body's ability to burn fat decreases up to 73% for a few hours after having a couple of drinks and other studies say drinking more than a couple of drinks can lower your fat burning ability for up to 4 days.

4. Alcohol increases cortisol

Cortisol is a bad hormone which helps you gain belly fat

5. Alcohol makes you tired

Drinking too much alcohol leads to dehydration causing fatigue which will make you not able to workout with enough intensity to lose weight.

The dehydration caused by alcohol can lead to wrinkles and dry skin

6. Alcohol is basically pure sugar

Alcohol is basically the refined juice of natural foods which makes it a drink of pure concentrated sugar that will make you gain fat easily.

7. Alcohol causes you to lose important 'weight loss' minerals

Alcohol causes you to lose minerals that are important for fat metabolism like magnesium, potassium, calcium & zinc

8. Alcohol decreases your motivation

Alcohol is a depressant that is already known to make cases of depression even worse so imagine what it will do to your renewed motivation to lose weight

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