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2 weight-loss choices that can increase DWI risk

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2023 | Drunk Driving

Losing weight is such a challenge that some people say it is impossible. There’s good reason that there is a multi-billion-dollar industry that profits off of people’s desire for a quick fix when it comes to their weight. For the vast majority of individuals, the only solution for weight loss is a sustained calorie deficit over time. The process is slow. However, many people will try any new technique published in a fitness magazine in the hopes of speeding up the process or removing some of the seemingly unending work and self-restraint involved in losing weight.

Sometimes, the techniques that seem like they will work don’t, and even those that do produce short-term success may have unanticipated secondary consequences. There are actually two different popular weight loss tactics currently recommended in the fitness world that could potentially increase someone’s risk of getting arrested for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense.

Intermittent fasting

The theory behind intermittent fasting is simple. People claim that giving the body a break between meals seems to reduce fat creation and enhance fat burning. Although some adherents of intermittent fasting eat early in the day and fast in the evening, there are others who fast throughout the day and then eat at night, often large amounts of protein before bed to help with the development of muscle. If someone drinks on an empty stomach, they may experience far more intoxication than they anticipate and might end up pulled over and arrested.

Paleo and keto diets

Eliminating a group of macronutrients has long been a popular approach to weight loss. What people now call paleo or keto diets is not that dissimilar from the low-carb fad that swept the nation a few decades ago. By intentionally manipulating one’s intake of macronutrients, individuals push themselves into a state of ketoacidosis, which they claim will help them burn fat more efficiently. Such diets may not necessarily affect the body’s metabolization of alcohol, but they could lead to ketoacidosis, which might mean that someone wrongfully fails the breath test because of the acetone in their exhaled breath.

Making an effort to prioritize one’s health and to get to an appropriate weight given someone’s sex, height and age is important, but people should be aware of the possible secondary risks associated with their choices. Knowing what might trigger a false DWI arrest may help those hoping to defend themselves against such charges.

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