I was watching an interesting documentary on TV about alcoholism recently. There was a chronic alcoholic who admitted to drinking 14 bottles of cider per day. This man was very thin and lanky which also which made me think about consuming calories from alcohol and what happens to those calories.
How many calories are in a bottle of cider...he was drinking 750ml bottles so probably around 300 at the very least. Multiply that by 14 and you have a whopping 4200 calories consumed per day. Way more than a man's limit of 2500.
It makes me wonder what happens to those excessive calories consumed on a daily basis? As well as cider being full of hidden sugar, this man is consuming an extra 1700 calories than what he should be but he is very thin. Going by the laws of weight loss, if you consume more calories than what you burn off then those extra calories are stored as fat but surely this guy is not burning off more than 4200 calories a day?
Can anyone explain the science behind this to someone like myself who admittedly is the opposite of a smart aleck and may need a bit of guidance from time to time!