I recently read an interesting post on News.com.au about alcohol and its link to weight gain.
I was quite surprised to learn that its not that actual calories in most drinks that make you gain weight but rather the calories in the food we consume while drinking that contribute to weight gain.
Let me explain, according to the writer on News.com.au the sugars found in the fruits and bases that make up many drinks are actually fermented and converted into alcohol, these calories are metabolised in the liver, before the nutrients from food we consume is processed.
In other words, while we burn the alcohol in our drinks, calories consumed in food such as snacks, fried foods etc. are more likely to be stored. This is what causes weight gain.
Drinks like bourbon and coke are high in sugar so they are extra bad for your weight.