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Alcohol and Weight Loss

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  • This was a good article. Not that it'll stop me from having the occasional beer, but it will make me think about what I am eating before and during the time I am drinking.

    Thanks for the information!
    I also didn't know about alcohol depleting your potassium. I have to take potassium supplements by prescription as the doc found at my yearly physical that my level was way too low. I drink 2 glasses of wine a night during the week & 3 on Fri. & Sat. nights when we go out with friends.

    When my husband comes home from work, it is the way we socialize with each other & relax & talk about our days. It will be difficult to give up, but I will try it. I think I will attempt that first as I'm not good at making huge goals (I end up failing too often; I'm better at "baby steps"). I think it would be great to have a group started for people trying to limit or avoid alcohol altogether as one person suggested.--Suzy
  • This is a VERY good article!! It gives the facts... which is what i need to change my behavior.. i have found some of the non-alcoholic drinks very refreshing husband and i put the drink in a wine glass and viola!!! instant pretend wine and real conversation.. BTW-- i also think like everything else a glass of wine every now and then isnt totally out.. its about BALANCE...
  • My take, unless your in the maintenance mode of your diet, just say no to alcohol. How bad do you want to loose weight? If you're drinking alcohol while dieting, which this article called an "enemy" of weightloss, maybe you should reassess your level of motivation and do something to re-motivate yourself. Alcohol will always be there later when the calories wont knock you off your dieting goals.
    I wake up with a hangover and THIS is the SP article of the day???!!! Too bad I didn't see it yesterday, ha ha. Good article though.
  • I didn't realize that my body focuses on the alcohol causes the carb filled pizza I eat with my beer to turn right into fat.
  • Informative article but I would never give my 1-2 glasses of wine a night and something stronger when I go out
  • I always knew drinking my wine coolers counted towards my calories, but not until today did I find out that the Smirnoff Ice drinks I enjoy so much are 228 calories each - Yikes - no wonder I'm battling with weight loss!
  • I have drank very little in my life, because I didn't want to hurt my body. Now that I'm 58, I am thankful, because I need all the brain cells I have!
  • I have drank very little in my life, because I didn't want to hurt my body. Now that I'm 58, I am thankful, because I need all the brain cells I have!
  • wow, 1 bachorette party, and about 2000 extra calories, i'm glad i don't do that often
  • This article is very informative and makes the tempation of having a glass of wine after a long day easier knowing just how bad it is for losing weight.After losing 23 pnds I am at a stand still and I think this is just what I needed to know..thanx!!!
  • I gave up my nightly wine and followed (not strictly) the South Beach diet, phase 1 for 2 weeks and lost 12 lbs. This is more than I have ever lost in such a short time and I was so jazzed, but then I screwed up over July 4th and drank and ate more than I should have and gained 3lbs. This week I got back on track and I'm trying to recoup the weight loss. So lame!! I know how hard it is to give up the booze, especially when you entertain a lot, but if you quietly consume some pellegrino water with a little lemon in a wine glass, you feel so much in control and are able to sleep through the night & wake up sans hangover!!!
  • CRICKET551
    Excellent artical on alcohol i will always remember this as it has been explained so well. Now I can limit my consumption or exercise more, which ever is the lesser evil.
    I cut my glass of wine with diner, on the weekends and lost 2 pounds in 2 weeks. Worth the effort.

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