Some popular magazines say ‘Before drinking one should think not only of one’s health, but also about one’s figure». Possibly they are referring to wine or beer, but not to alcohol itself: one couldn’t get fat because of pure alcohol (pure vodka), as well as one couldn’t satisfy one’s hunger by it.
The body isn’t able to use alcohol energy, on the other hand our body spends energy to metabolize the alcohol.
Alcohol is rich in calories in the sense that during its oxidation (e.g. burning) a lot of heat is generated.
Author: Stanislav Radchenko