This time of year, it’s so easy to get caught up in all of the celebrations and allow yourself to indulge a bit. I understand how difficult it may be when you’re surrounded by people who are enjoying sugars and other carbohydrates, processed foods, and copious cocktails. The problem with alcohol is two-fold: it causes you to make poor eating decisions and affects your body in unimaginable ways. Continue reading to learn more.
There is a reason that the KadileAtric Power PrincipleⓇ approved foods list does not include alcohol: Alcohol metabolizes into sugars, which then prevent your body from burning the stored fat you’ve worked so hard to get rid of. If stalling out on your weight-loss goals isn’t enough to convince you to “just say no,” then perhaps the following details will:
- Alcohol is harmful to your heart. Over time, consumption of alcohol can increase your chances of experiencing cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, stroke, and heart disease.
- Alcohol slows the functions of the liver. Your liver is an integral part of weight loss; when you drink, your liver works on processing the alcohol and other toxins instead of processing fat. Additionally, drinking can cause fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and other inflammatory responses that halt your progress.
- Alcohol consumption increases your risk of certain cancers. This includes oral cancers, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, and breast cancer.
- Alcohol weakens your immune system. A single drinking binge can keep your body from effectively fighting infections for up to 24 hours.
- Alcohol makes you fat. This is definitely worth mentioning again. Alcohol can stimulate your appetite, contains empty calories, and results in making poor eating decisions. It’s simply not worth sabotaging your efforts.
I have spent years researching the science behind the KadileAtric Power PrincipleⓇ and have seen it help hundreds of patients lose weight and gain health. As tempted as you may be to enjoy one or two servings of alcohol this season, resist. You and I have worked hard to get you where you are today; don’t slow your progress by indulging in something that is proven to be unhealthy.