Roman Malkov, author “Carb cycling diet” wrote about alcohol: “Let me say a word about alcohol and the diet. Alcohol is a refined carb, and you don’t need a personal trainer to tell you what a beer belly is.
Alcohol tricks your body into conserving fat. Alcohol redirects calories towards fat deposition instead of burning for energy. Even with exercise, if you drink alcoholic beverages, your fat loss can be blocked.”