Excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages is a habit that often lends to people losing weight. Beer drinking however due to the calories and sugar added often times cause pop belly syndrome and weight gain in general. Now, doctors are finding a correlation with some personality traits that have overeating habits, find alcohol as an alternative to not overeating. Overweight individuals may find that not being a drinker will benefit weight loss.
New studies indicate that heavy drinking is often an alternative habit picked up by the obese once they lose excessive weight. Doctors cannot find a direct link other than it being mostly psychological, other receptors the brain that trigger heavy eating may be the same ones activated in heavy drinking. To ensure a weight loss does not turn into AUD aka Alcohol Use Dependency.
In some cases, of the obese who loss weight, whatever emotionally may have triggered overeating, triggers certain obese sufferer's turn to drinking. It could also be that some newly weight loss patients use alcohol as a way to keep weight off since alcohol can curb appetite. Using alcohol to curb appetite however, can turn into alcohol dependency and ultimately a new medical condition.
© 2012 Sharon L. West