What an excellent question and unfortunately I don’t know the answer.
Why? Well I started my new “diet” (<— note, I hate that word as I don’t feel like I’m on a diet.), a few weeks into my ‘no-drinking’ life so I’m not sure if my new eating habits can be credited to my poundage loss, or my lack of boozing.
HOWEVER, there was about 2 weeks when I was eating my usual meals and not drinking and SHOCKINGLY I lost NO weight… which makes me think alcohol doesn’t add on the pounds like I thought it does.
I drank last night (beer, eeek!), and the scale seems fine today, but I’ll officially only know the consequences of last night on Wednesday’s Weigh-In.
My thoughts on alcohol and losing weight are leaning towards, it can be done, but you can only drink in moderation (aka once a week, and not binge).