Weight Loss After Quitting Alcohol : Red wine, white wine, champagne, beer… Does alcohol make you fat? Is it enough to reduce your intake to lose weight? We take stock with Dr. Sophie Ortega, a nutritionist.
“Alcohol is very caloric,” warns Dr. Sophie Ortega, a nutritionist. If we look at the numbers, we find that 1 gram of fat – 9 Kcal, 1 gram of sugar – 4 Kcal… and 1 gram of alcohol (about 1 ml) – between 7 and 9 Kcal! Very concretely, this means that a 10 cl glass of red wine is as caloric as a small bowl of vinegared rice, japanese restaurant style. It’s huge! »
In short, we will understand, alcohol has consequences on our figure. The most caloric beverages are also the most alcoholic: for example, 100 ml of vodka – 239 Kcal and 100 ml of rum – 242 Kcal while 100 ml of sweet cider – 27.1 Kcal, 100 ml of panache – 36.3 Kcal and 100 ml of wine (white red or rosé) – about 72 Kcal.
Alcohol: How To Reduce Calories?
“There will be as many calories in a 10cl glass of wine as there will be in a 10cl glass of champagne or in 25 cl of beer or in a small shot of whiskey (2.5 cl),” says Dr. Ortega. All of these drinks contain exactly 10g of alcohol, or about 90 Kcal. »
Does Quitting Alcohol Make You Lose Weight? Yes, but…
Is it enough to stop alcohol to lose weight? “In men, yes, it can be very surprising: they can lose several kilos just by quitting alcohol, without changing their diet. On the other hand, in women, it is a little more complicated: stopping alcohol must be accompanied by new eating habits (less sugary products, more lean protein, more vegetables…) and regular physical activity” replies the specialist. Injustice, did you say “injustice”?
What drink to replace alcohol? The least caloric drink is obviously… flat water. But if you want to drink something more festive without necessarily ruining your slimming efforts, you can fall back on a light soda (1.28 Kcal per 100 ml) or a fruit juice without added sugars (20 Kcal per 100 ml).
Thanks to Dr. Sophie Ortega, nutritionist.