Weight Loss Tip 3 Moderate Drinking May Help You With Weight Loss

The connection between moderate drinking and avoiding heart disease is​ pretty much old news to​ most of​ us at​ this point.

But now,​ experts are saying that those of​ us who have 1-2 drinks a​ few times a​ week are less likely to​ become obese than non drinkers.

Finally! a​ Weight Loss "Do and Don't" that we​ can have some fun with!

Not too much fun though.

Those of​ us who consume 4 or​ more drinks daily are a​ whopping 46% more likely to​ be obese,​ research says. the​ connection between moderate drinking and avoiding heart disease is​ pretty much old news to​ most of​ us at​ this point.

This new information was based on​ a​ study of​ over 8,​000 people conducted by Dr. James Rohrer of​ the​ Mayo Clinic and Dr. Ahmed Arif,​ from the​ Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

"We don't want to​ give people the​ wrong impression"...says Rohrer..."We certainly don't want to​ recommend that nondrinkers become drinkers just to​ control their weight".

If you're a​ non-drinker---don't panic.

The odds for moderate drinkers are only .73% better than nondrinkers for staying thin. the​ main message here is​ that a​ few drinks consumed socially isn't anything to​ worry about if​ that's your M.O.

Some experts don't completely agree with these findings. Dr. David L. Katz,​ Director of​ Yale University's Prevention Research Center,​ says that the​ slight reduciton in​ obesity risk may very well be attributed to​ additional healthy behaviors unrelated to​ drinking.

"Many health-conscious people have a​ daily drink because of​ the​ widely touted health benefits; it​ may be a​ constellation of​ behaviors in​ such people that lead to​ weight control"...says Katz..."This would produce the​ appearance of​ a​ weight-control benefit from moderate drinking,​ but it​ would be illusory."

Well here's my 2 cents on​ the​ matter:

As mentioned above,​ I feel that the​ primary takeaway from this research is​ that responsible,​ moderate drinkers need not be alarmed at​ the​ implications of​ drinking on​ their weight loss.

Though the​ overall trend presented here makes sense to​ me,​ I am a​ slight bit skeptical of​ the​ percentages given for risk levels.

My suspiscion comes from the​ fact that body mass index,​ or​ BMI,​ was used as​ a​ measure of​ obesity. as​ I mention in​ my program,​ BMI is​ not the​ best determination of​ true obesity. Its measurements,​ though useful,​ are not accurate enough to​ be followed to​ the​ letter---certainly not for coming up with percentages in​ a​ medical research study.

So if​ you choose to​ drink,​ do it​ moderately and responsibly. And if​ you don't choose to​ do so,​ that's o.k. too. WHATEVER you choose to​ do,​ make sure you're eating right and exercising daily!

To YourBestBody,​

Lawrence Cole

Your Lifestyle and Fitness Coach
See this Weight Loss Article at​ YourBestBodyNOW.com

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