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Alcohol: is it considered Carbs, or Fats?

September 27, 2019

The first thing you have to understand is that alcohol isn't a carb or fat - it's a poison.
*𝘋𝘶𝘯 𝘥𝘶𝘯 𝘥𝘶𝘯*


🍹"Well how do I track poison?"
For all you wise guys out there ... you don't track it, you sip it with your pinky in the air.

Unless it happens to be girls night in which case you chug it down whilst singing 90's nostalgia 👯

 

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I digress
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Since all forms of liquor are considered poison, drinking it (or chugging it), results in two major things:
🍹 Your body stops burning calories from the big 3 macronutrients, (carbs, fats, and protein), so it can burn the calories from your alcohol as quickly as possibly. Remember - since it's 'poison' your body wants it out of your system as quickly as possible
🍹 Your muscle protein synthesis (MPS) slows down, making it harder for your body to add & maintain lean muscle mass.

Ever noticed how a few days after a big drink session you still feel a bit soft? A bit off? A bit weaker? That's because your MPS still hasn't picked back up.


If alcohol was a carb we'd use it to restore our muscle glycogen BUT we can't because it's NOT a carb.
It is however a byproduct of yeast EATING carbs, (and you thought you were the only one who liked to eat carbs😂).
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You can, and should, track alcohol as a carb or a fat as it does contain calories BUT it's important to recognize that alcohol does have other effects.

I love a good drink (or 10) but doing it every weekend (even tracked) will hinder your goals long term ✌️🤘

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