Actor Craig Robinson, a veteran of The Office who also stars in the upcoming series Ghosted, lost a lot of weight when he jettisoned alcohol out of his life.
In fact, Robinson lost fifty pounds. As he told Harry Connick Jr., “I just put down the alcohol. I was going to detox.” What also led to his decision was hearing his liver could regenerate in six months, so he stopped drinking, and adopted a vegan diet.
According to a report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, when people drink a lot when they’re younger, they run the risk of gaining a lot of weight or even becoming obese when they get older. People who drink heavily when they’re younger also have a 41% higher chance of becoming overweight when they’re in their mid-twenties.
As this report continues, 12 ounces of beer can have about 150 calories, five ounces of wine can have about 120 calories, and if you drink enough beer and wine during the week, that can definitely pack on the pounds.
As another doctor told Fox News, drinking can impair your sense of when to stop eating as well. “While you may be able to realize you are full and stop after one slice of pizza when you are sober, it’s harder to read those fullness signals when you’ve had a few drinks.”