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They say you gain weight more by drinking alcohol. but .?

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September 20, 2019 / By Abigayle
Question: but everytime i drink i go to the bathroom a lot the next day...so technically arent i losing weight or cleaning out my system by drinking alcohol
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Stu Stu | 9 days ago
Q. How big a factor is drinking alcohol in weight gain? A. Calories from alcohol do not seem to be a major factor in weight gain. On the contrary, drinking may even cause weight loss. This is the consensus of a high-powered 1993 scientific workshop on alcohol and calories sponsored in part by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. As you may know, most of the calories in beer and wine come from the ethyl alcohol. The remainder are mainly carbohydrate calories-- an 8 ounce glass of table wine has 204 calories, 163 come from ethanol, 40 from carbohydrates, 1 from protein. A 12 ounce can of regular beer has 150 calories, 93 come from ethanol, 55 from carbohydrates, and 2 from protein. On the other hand, all the 70 calories in an ounce of scotch, bourbon or whiskey come from ethanol. The total number of calories in these drinks, particularly beer and wine, is obviously high. A glass of wine, for instance, has nearly as many calories as a small bag of M&M's. Yet, based on an extensive review of animal and human studies, the consensus of the workshop scientists was that alcohol doesn't make us fat. Here, are three of the more interesting human studies they considered. Study one. This classic study was conducted in a hospital setting on 13 men and one woman. Over a 16 day period, 11 of the men, and the one woman, had ethanol substituted for half of their carbohydrate calories. And they lost an average of two pounds each. The remaining two men had 2000 ethanol calories added to their normal daily diet. They gained less than one-half pound each. (In contrast, when one of these men later had the same numbers of calories from chocolate added to his normal diet, he gained six pounds during a similar period.) Furthermore, when subjects substituted alcohol calories for food calories, they all lost weight. Study two. Thirty-seven women added one ounce of alcohol a day to an otherwise balanced diet. Over the three months of the study, 15 of the women needed additional food calories to maintain body weight. The remaining 22 showed no weight change from drinking the alcohol or needed fewer food calories to maintain weight. Study three. A long term study of more than 89,000 men and 48,000 women revealed a strong inverse relationship between alcohol intake and weight (the higher the drinking level the lower the weight). But this was only found among the women. The men showed no association. Also of interest, drinking had nothing to do with the type and quantity of food the men ate. The basic implications of these and other studies are: Drinkers are no more likely to be obese than non-drinkers. Alcohol calories do not contribute to body weight. And large amounts of alcohol seem to interfere with the ability of food to maintain body weight. Why this is so isn't well understood. One theory is that the ethanol "turns on" some unidentified "energy-wasting" mechanisms in the body. This "wasting" converts the bulk of the ethanol to carbon dioxide. As a result, relatively few ethanol calories are left. So without ethanol calories, and only carbohydrate calories to worry about, you would have to drink 6 glasses of wine, or 4 cans of beer, to consume the calories in the small bag of M&M's. Theoretically, hard liquor would have no fat producing calories. All this is not promoting alcohol as a dietary technique. And it's surely not advocating drinking. It's well understood that the physical and psychological problems associated with overdosing on alcohol can be devastating to the individual and the family. The point is, there is little evidence that drinking itself contributes to weight gain.
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Stu Originally Answered: Has anyone felt 'stitches' on the right side after taking milk thistle and not drinking alcohol?
My best advice would be to talk with a naturopath about how to clean your liver. The alcohol has, of course, caused a lot of damage to your liver. A naturopath can tell you just what to take to clean it and help it to heal. The liver is a very strong organ, and it can regenerate, but yours most likely needs some extensive repair. I spent many years eating less than healthy foods, taking lots of ibruprophen and sinus medication, and I did drink some in my wild single years. As a result my liver ended up enlarged, painful, and inflamed. I first did a colon cleanse and a parasite cleanse, which cleared the way for my liver to begin healing. I then did a liver flush about 5 times, removing thousands of gallstones (cholesterol). At times I felt pain in the area of my liver as some of the larger stones were expelled. Around that time, I visited a naturopath, who prescribed some drops for me to take. They were clear and tasteless, like water. I took them for about two months and my liver repaired and began to function normally. Now I have no issues with my liver, my colon or my kidneys. I wouldn't suggest you do the liver flush without first getting the advice of a naturopath, because it is possible that a large stone could become lodged in a bile duct and cause you to have to be hospitalized. It has been known to happen in rare instances.

Pancras Pancras
LOLOLOL WOW! That made me laugh out loud. No. Alcohol contains a LOT of calories and just urinating does not burn the calories. And alcohol does NOT clean out your system. If you really want to lose weight, then I would give up the alcohol for a while. Drink unsweetened iced tea, diet sodas, light juices---nothing with sugar. When you lose some of your weight, then you can have the occasional drink---occasional. Now if you can't seem to stop the alcohol, then you have bigger problems than your weight.
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Livy Livy
That would be a no. There are A LOT of calories in liquor. The reason you urinate a lot the next day is because liquor is a diaretic (makes you pee a lot, like coffee is too). So drinking is NOT a way to loose weight. They don't say guys with a big stomach have a "beer gut" for nothing!
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Jashub Jashub
alcohol contains empty calories so you are supposed to gain weight. however, i drink a lot and i've actually lost a lot of weight. so have my friends who drink on a regular basis. i don't quite understand how this works but it seems if you drink in excess you actually lose a lot of weight. ha! go figure.
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Gabby Gabby
Most alcohol, when consumed, blocks the brain from creating and using certain chemicals. One chemical in particualr is used to control metabolism. The alcohol you drink causes the brain to reduce the production of this and slows your metabolism down....i just wish I could remember its name. WHile doing so your body is also being put into a state of dehydration. Even though you go to the bathroom a lot the next day the damage has been done, your body has absorbed a lot of unecessary stuff therefore causing your metabloism to slow. the only thing you are really doing is hurting your liver and kidneys by allowing a lot of un absprbed stuff to have to be flushed through them and therefore causing them to be overworked and damaged.
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Den Den
No, because the 'going to the bathroom' bit is removing nutrients, but not the carbs that you get from the alcohol. Fibre removes more stuff when you 'go'. Not all drinks are fattening either...red wine is practically a diet pill on it's own, because there are no carbs in it (usually)...Unfortunately I can't drink red wine...MAJOR headache the next day! LOL!!
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Beau Beau
You're only getting rid of the water content, not the alcohol itself, which is loaded with calories but no nutritional value.
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Zipporah Zipporah
what about the calories u gained by consumin alcohol ?the daily intake affects the brainchemicals&also the normal kidney functioning. dietsoda &other soft drinks contain nutrasweet or FTS or cornsyrup, preservatives, colouring& caffiene which r all harmful ingredients .
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Zipporah Originally Answered: Does drinking too much water cause weight gain?
You get bloated because you are not drinking enough water so when you do, it quickly causes water retention and bloating. But this is only temporary once your body gets used to you drinking more water. It is actually very beneficial for weight loss if you drink a lot of water. The weight gain is just temporary water weight and you will lose it and more as soon as you pee it all out.

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