Alcohol is 7 calories per gram. Even though it raises your energy intake it doesn't provide any beneficial nutrition.
"The body metabolizes alcohol through the liver, turning it into acetate, which gets burned by the body, displacing the burning of glucose or fat. Any extra glucose in the blood will be stored as fat until all the alcohol is gone. Along with increasing fat storage, chronic alcohol use causes metabolic derangements and inflammation.
Take Away: Avoid all alcohol if you’re trying to lose fat"- Charles Poloquin (a leading expert in the field of body transformations) Above extract link: Poloquin Article- The calorie Lie- 9 Simple Rules for Easy Fat Loss
In moderation as we like to say. I recommend cutting back until you're looking and feeling healthier. I'd cut it out altogether if you're hungry and on a mission for a six pack instead of a flab pack. Maybe have a drink to celebrate when you achieve the abs look?
No matter how we dress it up alcohol is a poisin right? Is there really a benefit to alcohol?
A BUDDING FITNESS PROFESSIONAL, ASPIRING MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AND PASSIONATE PROBLEM SOLVER