Years ago, I read an article in a lay journal about alcohol’s effect on body weight. It mentioned three ways by which drinking alcohol affects weight gain. First, it is a load of empty calories, which means a small amount has a lot of calories that our bodies prefer not to use in a healthful
Here’s an article that stimulates absolutely no thought in my mind: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/does-exercising-make-you-drink-… The essence is that exercise seems to stimulate rather than blunt alcohol consumption. Humans present one layer of evidence; mice, which we assume do not have social circumstances centered on alcohol consumption, also seem to thrill on alcohol intake if they are exercisers.