my understanding is the human body converts the alcohol back into sugar--from whence it came. then the sugar is available for energy--saving the body using up its reserves---or converted to fat to use later. if not used later the fat is simply held as stock!...adding to body weight.
How old is he by the way?
Morris served in the US army in Vietnam in the early 70's which would make him approximately 70 years old.
There's a great WT solution to his weight problem -- pioneering!
There's no exercise as theocratic as door-to-door work.
Standing a whole day next to a chart is not very healthy either. Trombosis venosa you know.