Weight loss and alcohol

Weight loss - alcohol; Overweight - alcohol; Obesity - alcohol; Diet - alcohol

If you are trying to lose weight, you can boost your efforts by cutting back on alcoholic drinks. Alcohol can cause weight gain in a couple of ways. First, alcohol is high in calories. Some mixed drinks can contain as many calories as a meal, but without the nutrients. Second, you also may make poor food choices when you drink.

While you do not have to cut out all alcohol if you are trying to lose weight, you may need to make some changes. You should watch the number, and type, of drinks you choose. You will also want to keep an eye on how drinking affects your eating habits.

Calories and Portions Count

Eat Before you Drink

Take it Slow

Make a Plan for Drinking

When to Call the Doctor