Alcohol whilst bulking

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    Jan 19, 2013 7:40 AM GMT
    Now I'm not strict strict bulking, but I am trying to gain mass. My calorie intake is around 3500 a day, based around 45% carbs, 30% protein and 25% fat - though I am trying to increase the protein part still as I refine it. Only really been at it for 2 weeks now.

    My question is this:

    Will alcohol adversely effect bulking?

    Drinks like lager are high in carbs and therefore calories, but not necessarily in fat. Also spirits have no macronutrients generally (as far as I'm aware), but would depend what you mix them with.

    Obviously drinking isn't going to be great for your helth, but I was just wondering if there was any specific effects on gaining mass - and not by gaining a beer gut.
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    Jan 19, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
    Yes. It interferes with chelation and slows nutrient absorption. It's just going to fuck with your insulin and slow down progress in general. Yes.
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    Jan 19, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    Ah a bad time to be scottish
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Jan 19, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    Not if you're REALLY Scottish and do it in moderation. Now if you're Irish.....
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    Jan 19, 2013 3:51 PM GMT
    Well I am REALLY Scottish, so I'll just guess its a really really bad time o be irish

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  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Jan 19, 2013 3:54 PM GMT
    Moderation in training is an art. Master the malt and take any frustration out on the iron.
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    Jan 19, 2013 6:30 PM GMT
    No Burns Night for you ma boy.
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    Jan 19, 2013 7:03 PM GMT
    Haggis = protein

    Burns night WILL happen
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    Some alcohol every day is good for you, but, like anything, too much is bad.

    Alcohol is a carbon chain that lies between fats, and carbs, and is about 7 calories per gram.

    It causes sedation, and, more importantly, like any loosely bonded carbon chain, it causes an insulin response, hence, the expression "beer belly" where the guy gets calories, but, not much protein, nor exercise, nor nutrition.

    It also wacks around your ADH levels, so you'll go from really dry, to bloaty, to normal. (Your body's response to get rid of the alcohol, el pronto.)

    Life is to be lived. Go have a good time.

    The American Heart Association recommends some alcohol everyday for lowering your CV risk. Like anything, best in moderation, but, if you wanta' go drinking, go drinking. The extra calories, and the insulin, aren't going to hurt you, that much. Just remember to eat some protein, and not greasy snacks.

    Bodybuilding involves understanding that insulin response. You WANT insulin to shuttle nutrition into your cell.

    A bodybuilding trick is wine before photos, or even hard liquor. It makes you look dry and full.

    Drinking more than 4oz of alcohol a day taxes your liver, messes up your ADH/DH levels (bouncing your blood pressure all over), keeps your insulin up (stores nutrition into the cell, no matter what that nutrition is) but keeps you from eating properly, and, is, in general not good for you.

    As light as you are, the extra calories will do you good. Have a great time!

    If you are taking an anti-depressant, like a SSRI, be very careful. You can end up with alcohol poisoning because you won't feel drunk as soon, and...can ingest too much alcohol.
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    Jan 19, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
    I have no problem bulking and drinking; but my body stores fat easily anyway. Using that fat for energy to build muscle is easily done, regardless of how much I drink.

    However, not everyone's body works the same way. For some, one drink per night could make it more difficult to bulk.
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    Jan 20, 2013 12:32 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidSome alcohol every day is good for you, but, like anything, too much is bad.

    Alcohol is a carbon chain that lies between fats, and carbs, and is about 7 calories per gram.

    It causes sedation, and, more importantly, like any loosely bonded carbon chain, it causes an insulin response, hence, the expression "beer belly" where the guy gets calories, but, not much protein, nor exercise, nor nutrition.

    It also wacks around your ADH levels, so you'll go from really dry, to bloaty, to normal. (Your body's response to get rid of the alcohol, el pronto.)

    Life is to be lived. Go have a good time.

    The American Heart Association recommends some alcohol everyday for lowering your CV risk. Like anything, best in moderation, but, if you wanta' go drinking, go drinking. The extra calories, and the insulin, aren't going to hurt you, that much. Just remember to eat some protein, and not greasy snacks.

    Bodybuilding involves understanding that insulin response. You WANT insulin to shuttle nutrition into your cell.

    A bodybuilding trick is wine before photos, or even hard liquor. It makes you look dry and full.

    Drinking more than 4oz of alcohol a day taxes your liver, messes up your ADH/DH levels (bouncing your blood pressure all over), keeps your insulin up (stores nutrition into the cell, no matter what that nutrition is) but keeps you from eating properly, and, is, in general not good for you.

    As light as you are, the extra calories will do you good. Have a great time!

    If you are taking an anti-depressant, like a SSRI, be very careful. You can end up with alcohol poisoning because you won't feel drunk as soon, and...can ingest too much alcohol.


    THANKYOU
    I knew sooner or later someone would give me the full response I was hoping for.

    And for your information, had a great time last night!
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    Jan 21, 2013 2:42 PM GMT
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    Jan 21, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
    Just avoid drinking around the time of your most nutritious meal. The body treats alcohol like a VIP member at a club. It will work on metabolizing the alcohol first and neglect the nutritional content of the food, leading to malnutrition after years of chronically drinking during every meal.