About 25% of you drink alcohol every day -- given the normal non-weight loss surgical population according to a new CDC study. And about 16% of your daily calories come from alcohol.
PS. Give this study to bariatric patients -- I would say from my very non-professional standpoint that results would be higher vs. calorie intake given our higher rates of addictions to All The Things.
That is some scary daily nutrition math.
The U.S. population consumes an average of 100 calories a day from alcoholic beverages. Men, 150 calories; women, 53.
“If you are drinking an extra 150 calories more than you need a day, those extra calories could end up on your waist or your hips,” said Joan Salge Blake, a clinical associate professor in the nutrition program at Boston University and a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Those excess daily calories could cause you to put on a pound monthly and would add up to over 10 pounds in a year,” Blake said.
Specifically for a gastric bypass patient -- it can lead to all sorts of damage. Play in the Google.