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Why Alcohol Makes You Fat

Posted May 09 2008 3:32pm

I recently purchased the TNT Diet Jeff Volek and Adam Campbell. I haven't read much, but while skimming I found a nice page on alcohol and how it makes you fat. Since I have posted before on the negative health effects of drinking alcohol, I figured that I would share a little from the book.

The authors state that the liver breaking down the alcohol creates acetate and acetaldehyde as waste products, both of which tell your body to stop burning fat. Furthermore, the liver generates another waste product, acetyl CoA, which causes the body to generate fat.

Alcoholic drinks with carbohydrates are a double edged sword, because they cause a rise in insulin levels, which prompts your body to store fat.

If you are serious about losing fat, alcohol should not be a part of your diet. So far this looks like a great book, and I plan to write a review once I finish reading it.

Reference: Men’s Health TNT Diet: The Explosive New Plan to Blast Fat, Build Muscle, and Get Healthy in 12 Weeks

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