The Real Reason Why Alcohol Is Terrible for Weight Loss

Any nutritional expert (or Byrdie editor, for that matter) can attest: If you're looking to whittle your waistline, nothing has as huge an impact as giving up alcohol, at least temporarily. But while we always figured that the sugar and calorie content of most cocktails was to blame for weight gain, a new study shows that this isn't the primary link. Keep scrolling to find out what it is.