Interesting comments.. not so much article, especially when the lead in talks about having an occasional drink. I think if you are able to balance and factor in the calories, then it is good. I have found that alcohol slows down my weight loss simply because if I have a glass of wine as soon as I get home from work, I don't want to go for a jog or exercise, but I don't know if I would even do those things after a tough day anyway.
A glass of wine isn't bad, and I'd rather get antioxidants from that then green tea, lol. But its the heavier drinks that are best saved for a special event, like a girls night out, but it can be factored in, like treat points. If you are allowed to treat yourself to a cookie everyday or a piece of cake once a week (which SP says is OK), why not alcohol? I'd rather have a glass of wine then a cookie honestly, and it's measured and I don't deviate from my plan, so why not.
- 10/13/2012 3:02:35 PM