Re: unable to lose weight
I can't relate to the weight loss, since I am always struggling to keep my weight up high enough not to be in physical danger.
The drinking, though - yes, I'd think it not only added calories but perhaps doesn't help with your control in eating?
I was speaking with someone in my bp group about her weight problems recently. She is on weigh-gaining meds. She said she really watches it, stays away from everything white (sugar, white flour anything). And she exercises, too.
Have you tried working out at a gym and perhaps consulting a nutritionist? I also agree that your pdoc should know about the drinking.