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This Infographic Explains How Weight Gain and Alcohol are Related

This infographic explains the correlation between weight gain and alcohol. From Lucas James, Alcohol and Weight Gain: How Alcohol Contributes to Weight Gain covers a number of topics from metabolism to the best drinks to order when out. Based in Arizona, the celebrity personal training company describes the causes and solutions.

Author Rachel Blataric explains that because the body can't store alcohol, it metabolizes it right away and as a result other fats and sugars aren't metabolized as efficiently and your metabolism slows over time. A comparative chart explains weight gain and alcohol in terms of equivalent calories you would be drinking. For example a frozen margarita is similar to a cheeseburger. Mixers and poor food choices are other factors. Understanding what drinking moderately means is also important.