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Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices
Choose Wisely to Stay On Track
6/25/2008 4:36:01 PM
I heard recently that red wine helps you lose weight and build muscle. When I was a Weight Watcher, I had a small glass of red wine every night & lost lots of weight. I am doing it again, and I am losing when I thought I stopped!
This had to go in my favs. I enjoy a drink every now and then and just knowing the calorie intake is very helpful. I've always cut down extremely for breakfast and lunch if I knew I could possibly have a drink that night -- now I can follow calories a lot closer, Thanks!
This article is great! I think that it's club soda and not tonic water that is the calorie free option though.
3/17/2008 7:18:46 PM
PEGSUM - I couldn't agree more. Whenever I drink I start to get the munchies, so regardless of the calories in the drink, I end up eating more. But for special occasions I guess a little pigging out is okay.
Will, I believe when the Author used the phrase "oftentimes in the form of an alcoholic drink" she isn't suggesting that the drink is necessary for relaxation. I believe she is just stating the simple fact that many people choose to incorporate alcohol into their special occasions.
Concerning wine vs. beer I think serving size comes into play, as well. The serving size of a glass of wine is less than half that of beer. If one glass of wine is satisfactory for your meal then all's well and good. However, if you need two or three when one beer would have done the trick now your calorie count is as much as if not more than the beer, depending on the type of beer.
Of course, I tend to get the Big Daddy's when I go out to my favorite wing house every couple of weeks, but I just exercise a little more and that takes care of everything. Right? ;-)
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