Frequent Drinking Could Contribute to Weight Gain, Poor Nutrition, Cautions Chapters Capistrano

Alcohol can be high in calories and affect eating habits, as well as the body’s ability to process nutrients, which can lead to unwanted weight gain and poorer health, says Chapters Capistrano.

Staying in good health and managing weight is on a lot of people’s minds. They take steps to create a healthier lifestyle and habits. But one factor that may be hindering these efforts, and which some may overlook, is drinking. Alcohol impacts many facets of the body and overall heath.Chapters Capistrano has released a statement to the press regarding the importance of limiting drinking and creating a well-balanced diet.

“Alcohol can be very high in calories and doesn’t provide much nutritional value in return,” says Susie Shea, co-owner of the Orange County drug and alcohol rehab center. “When people are drinking several drinks a few nights a week, or drinking every day, this can add up quickly and really take a toll on their health.”

According to the Huffington Post, “drinking increases feelings of hunger and decreases judgment skills,” so the fact that many people turn to more calorie-laden and unhealthy foods while drinking is little coincidence. Jonathan Keltai, a Nutrition Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and Performance Enhancement Specialist at DavidBartonGym in New York City, explained to the Huffington Post, “people tend to prefer high fat, savory, and salty foods after consuming alcohol.” Keep up these habits and weight gain can follow, along with other issues.

“In addition, alcohol also alters the body’s ability to properly absorb vitamins, minerals, and nutrients,” adds Shea. “Even if you’re trying to eat healthier, your body may not be getting the most from it. Some people end up suffering from malnutrition or vitamin deficiencies and those struggling with alcoholism put themselves at higher risk.”

Keltai also shared, “Compounding the situation, alcohol can increase levels of the stress hormone cortisol and high levels of cortisol in the body can contribute to gaining excess belly fat.” Shea explains that stress management, nutrition counseling, and exercise are all an integral part of comprehensive drug and alcohol rehab programs to help clients get back on track to better health.

“At Chapters, we recognize the negative impact that drinking can have on multiple aspects of a person’s life,” says Shea. “As clients are overcoming challenges that led to substance misuse, they are also developing the skills and tools necessary to improve their health and lifestyle. As they start to feel and look better, this can be a positive motivator in their recovery.” For those who realize their drinking is becoming problematic and affecting not only their health, but also their relationships, family, and career, seeking treatment at a rehab facility is essential. It’s not too late to turn their life around.


Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in the city of San Clemente in Orange County, California, with two beautiful ocean-view homes. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today.


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Address:1525 Buena Vista
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