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I need to start my diet, but will my social life take a hit? I mean, what about parties? Do I have to give up on alcohol completely? Lastly, what the heck are 'empty calories'?

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Speaking of facts, a serving of alcohol is not very high in calories. A regular, mild beer will cost you close to 100 calories. This is very close to the calories in a handful of nuts. However, what differs is the way it is metabolized. What does it mean? It implies that till the time all the calories from alcohol are not exhausted, your fat loss will be stalled.

Beer does not provide you any fiber, protein or fat. Removing it from your diet will not affect any physiological function of the body. This is what empty calories mean. They don't have any purpose. Candies and soda are some other examples of empty calories.

The question - can you consume alcohol on diet? Short answer - no. Long answer - you can consume a pint or a peg occasionally, knowing that it will temporarily stall your progress.

-By Shraddha

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