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Alchohol and Weight Gain

Thursday, November 6th, 2008 Alchohol and Weight Gain

Justine Marklew of The Mirror writes an interesting article (23 10 08) on how a young woman’s alcoholism caused her to pile on the weight.

Andrea Hancox drank a litre bottle of vodka and became 26 stone, too heavy for her scales.

Mental health issues were also of concern ie depression and agoraphobia. A recluse, she spent three years imprisoned at home ordering in junk food, drinking and eating herself into an early grave.

It was only when her desperate parents begged her to seek help that she realised she had to regain control. “Admitting I was an alcoholic was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she says. “Mum and Dad were my lifeline.”

Post treatment and daily counselling clinic Andrea got involved with adult learning with a ten minute walk to college this helped her lose a couple of stone. In addition just staying off the booze meant that for Andrea the weight dropped off.

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