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Alcohol and Weight Loss

Can You Have Both?

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  • 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.
  • BEETHOVEN8
    I cut my glass of wine with diner, on the weekends and lost 2 pounds in 2 weeks. Worth the effort.
  • Really helpful to have grounded information about how alcohol is metabolized - beyond just the "empty calories" response. Thanks for posting it!
  • Wow!!!! Weep weep......On eof the things I love to do is sit and drink with my friends during the summers. I am a avid wine frinker but ina socialized sitting it takes nothing for me top polish off a bottle or two @750ml. I know I know I am lush lol. But, It is a habit I will have to break if I want to make things work this time huh?

    It's crazy how something so fun can be so bad always!!! But I will comply My Pledge!!
  • I'm busted!

    Dramatically cutting alcohol intake plus tracking (i.e., improving and increasing) nutrition and exercise has proven the ONLY way I can weigh less.

    Bummer!
  • MLAHEY
    Finally, the scientific reason and facts. I have heard, "Don't drink if you want to lose weight." but no one ever explained why in good, factual reasons. This is the explanation I have been searching for for a long time!
  • I'm quite sensitive to both salt and alcohol, which unfortunately I love to eat/drink. I usually have 2 glasses of wine with dinner, but now am going to give them up, as much as I hate to. I can't lose weight and drink at the same time. I also feel "fat" when I drink, or the food I've eaten is too salty.
    This article is excellent, and I've saved it to refer to again.

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