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Old 06-05-2006, 09:03 AM   #1
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Is vodka fattening?

Is vodka fattening? When I drink it never seems to give me headache like other drinks.

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Old 06-05-2006, 09:06 AM   #2
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Vodka contains calories, as do all alcoholic beverages.
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:14 PM   #3
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didn't want to hear that cause it tastes so good. Do you drink Andy? If so, what? Esepecially good when you want to sit outside just before it gets too dark to be out there.
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
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I drink wine, beer, gin and Canadian whiskey, though not all at the same time. All distilled spirits; gin, vodka, rum, tequila, whiskey, etc.; have the same calories per ounce for booze with the same proofs. That is, all 80 proof booze are the same calories. All 90 proofs are the same, etc.

It's OK that some of your calories each day come from a drink. Just figure it into the total.
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:18 AM   #5
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I'm not sure the number of calories an alcoholic drink contains has anything to do with your hangover ... umm ... the one in your head, not the one hanging over your belt.

For a rough comparison ... a 12 oz Bud Light has 110 calories.

Vodka:

80 proof = 64 calories per oz
90 proof = 73 calories per oz
100 proof = 82 calories per oz
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Old 06-06-2006, 10:17 AM   #6
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In addition to over-indulgence, I think a big part of the hangover is lack of sleep and an empty stomach. Have you ever noticed, after the bars close, how full some of the all night eating establiments get?

According to information I read some 35 years ago, your body cannot store the calories from alcohol. The reason it makes you fat is that your body burns the alcohol calories first, and stores the ones from food as fat. Thus, if you want to drink without gaining weight (or while losing weight), you should cut out fats and starches.
Research may have changed views on this since then, but I do know that I've never had to quit drinking my lite beer to lose weight.

I promise you that if you drink enough vodka, you will have a dandy headache.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:15 AM   #7
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Yes, your body will process the alcohol first leaving the food to be stored as fat. The other negative side effect of drinking is it slows down your metabolism. This can lead to additional fat gain. It also dehydrates your body. If you are fitness minded dehydrating your muscles is bad for the recovery process.
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:29 PM   #8
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I think a big part of the hangover is lack of sleep and an empty stomach.
Dehydration is the key reason since while you are drinking alcohol, you're probably not drinking water and the fact that alcohol is a diuretic. Slam down at least a litre of water before climbing into bed, and keep a large bottle handy for in the morning and I guarantee you will feel infinitely better.

Of course...it's a test of wills to both remember and actually drink that water when the bed is beckoning.
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Probably, if we drank enough of it
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It is all empty calories, but only fattening when you get the drunken munchies and eat that pound of bacon sitting in the fridge.

Liquior, unlike beer, is only empty calories. Beer is "a meal" in a can. Starches/carbs, nutrients, calories, vitamans...all that jazz.

That is why breakfast beer is good...fizzy oats
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