Booze Rules: Endurance Athlete’s Guide To Drinking Alcohol

  • By Pip Taylor
  • Published Jul 30, 2013
  • Updated Aug 7, 2013 at 7:16 PM UTC
Photo: Steve Godwin

Q: Will it make me fat?

A: Alcohol is relatively high in calories (7 calories per gram in pure alcohol). For the athlete looking to trim body fat, cutting out alcohol is perhaps the easiest way to achieve desired results on the scale. However, for the triathlete who trains well and eats well most of the time, the occasional glass won’t detrimentally affect body weight.

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