Lose weight by cutting out alcohol calories

It's the beginning of January, meaning half the world just decided that they need to lose some weight in a New Year's Resolution.  Fad diets take hold for a few days, though lasting effects are more difficult to achieve – possibly due to alcohol consumption.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, nearly 10 percent of calories consumed by those who drink come from alcohol.  Unlike food, alcohol has little to no nutritional value.

The concern is that people are wholly unaware of how bad alcohol is for your waistline.  A single glass of wine, for example, has 178 calories, which is roughly the same number of calories as a four-piece Chicken McNuggets from McDonald's.  According to the World Cancer Research Fund, it would take nearly an hour of brisk walking to burn off one beer.

Bottom line: want to lose some weight?  Cut back on the drinking.  It's doing more damage than you think.

Sourced from: BBC News, Alcohol Calories 'Too Often Ignored'