The StressLess Alcohol Calculator
WHY WE USE THE FORMULA
Alcohol is technically its own macronutrient and contains 7 calories per gram but because it isn’t essential for survival it’s not typically mentioned with the other macros: protein, fat, and carbs.
It’s important to keep in mind that alcohol has value as energy, but no nutritional value such as vitamins, minerals, or fiber. When the body senses alcohol present, it stops everything it’s doing (fat burning) and concentrates on getting the alcohol out of it’s system.
You may read that you can calculate alcohol as a replacement for fat macros as well. The reason why, in the StressLess Lifestyle, we don't do this is because fat is essential to hormone function, taking fats from the diet (which in many cases is already low if you're in fat loss mode) is not ideal for overall health. We focus on health, balanced hormones and balanced nutrition using whole, healthy foods, if we take out fats we are doing our bodies a disservice and can hinder fat loss.